Business confidence has been steadily falling since the government took office last year. In fact a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research survey shows Kiwi businesses are less confident than they were in 2011 following the Global Financial Crisis. Owing to this uncertainty are the government's planned Employment Relation legislative changes reminiscent of the labour laws of the 1970s.
Join Hon Scott Simpson, National’s spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety, and hear about how these changes will affect you, Kiwi employers and the economy.
HON SCOTT SIMPSON - BIO
Hon Scott Simpson is the National MP for Coromandel. He is the Opposition Spokesperson for Workplace Relations & Safety and the Environment. He was formerly Minister for Statistics, Associate Minister for the Environment and Associate Minister for Immigration.
Prior to entering Parliament, he was CEO of the nationwide children’s charity Make-A-Wish New Zealand and has previously held several General Manager roles with significant New Zealand corporates.
His main policy interests include climate change issues, environmental protection, fresh water quality, marine protected areas and workplace relations policy.