5 Dec 2013

ACC chair says levy payers not over-charged

3:49 pm on 5 December 2013

Accident Compensation Corporation board chair Paula Rebstock says employees and employers have not been paying too much in levies.

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The corporation recommended a reduction in levies in the worker and earners account last year, but that was rejected by the Government. A reduction in both levies will happen in 2014.

Ms Rebstock appeared before a parliamentary select committee on Thursday morning.

Responding to questions from Labour, she said levy payers have not been over-charged in recent years.

Ms Rebstock said having extra money last year was useful as the corporation needed to put funds into making sure injury prevention and tightening privacy.