Regulatory impact statements

To help ensure the business compliance cost implications of regulatory proposals are explicit and comprehensively considered in developing policy, all policy proposals submitted to Cabinet now require a regulatory impact statement (RIS). This section contains the Ministry's latest statements.

Where the policy proposal includes any compliance cost implications for business, these are set out in a business compliance cost statement (BCCS) within the regulatory impact statement.

Ministers and/or Cabinet may wish to review and amend the RIS/BCCS to ensure that they fully reflect the government's position and are of a high standard. Accordingly, some changes to the RIS/BCCS make take place after Cabinet consideration of the Cabinet submission.

Latest releases

Cost Recovery Impact Statement: Problem Gambling Levy 2019/20 to 2021/22 – published 28 June 2019
This Cost Recovery Impact Statement canvasses options for a problem gambling levy to recover the cost of the Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for 2019/20 to 2021/22. This strategy is the integrated problem gambling strategy specified in the Gambling Act 2003.

2019 Amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 – published 7 March 2019
This Impact Analysis provides an analyses of the options for using a health based approach to drug use that focuses on prevention, harm reduction and early intervention for drug users and focuses enforcement powers and penalties on those who import, manufacture and supply dangerous synthetic drugs.

Prohibiting smoking in motor vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age – published 8 February 2019
The Government has made a decision to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 to prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children under the age of 18.

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