Every year you have an opportunity to have your say on any aspect of ACC Scheme during our public consultation. This is your Scheme – have a hand in shaping it.
Vehicle risk rating consultation – round two
The second round of vehicle risk rating (VRR) consultation is now closed. During this second round of consultation we consulted on a full list of vehicles and their proposed bandings. You can read more about the second VRR consultation in vehicle risk rating – stage two consultation (external link).
Whilst your opportunity for making a submission is over, we are still keen to receive your feedback. Send your feedback via Shape your ACC (external link).
Vehicle risk rating – first proposal
In October, we consulted on behalf of the Minister for ACC on a number of proposed enhancements to vehicle risk rating. You can read more about the first VRR consultation in the vehicle risk rating proposal (external link).
The 2016/17 levy consultation period for the Work, Earners’ and Motor Vehicle Account (excluding vehicle risk rating consultation – round two) has now closed. The ACC Board has now made their final recommendations for the 2016/17 levy rates to the Minister. You can find summaries of the feedback we received during consultation, our final recommendations and what happens next at the decisions page (external link) of the Shape your ACC website (external link).
Before the levies are set each year, we give businesses, communities and individuals throughout New Zealand an opportunity to provide feedback. This is called levy consultation.
Once the proposed rates have been published and levy consultation has opened, you have at least 28 days to provide your feedback by making a written submission. When the consultation period has ended, the submissions are presented to the ACC Board. The ACC Board then reviews the feedback and makes final recommendations to the Minister for ACC.
The Minister may seek advice from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Treasury and other agencies before making recommendations to Cabinet, which makes the final decision. The levies for the Work Account and Earners’ Account come into effect each year from 1 April and the Motor Vehicle Account from 1 July.
The levy-setting process graphic (PDF 73K) shows the six key stages of the levy setting process for 2016/17.
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Updated: 1 February 2016
Reviewed: 1 October 2015