The potentially inflammatory issue of whether retrospective fire levy payments will be sought has finally been clarified by the NZ Fire Service Commission.
An industry body says the Fire Service Review is set to fail and is rallying members to send in their submissions.
A golden run has turned this insurance fan into one of the industry’s biggest advocates – and now she’s been officially recognised for her efforts.
Concerns are growing in some industry quarters with no assurance from NZFS on whether they will stand by their earlier assertion regarding fire levy back payments.
While the Supreme Court’s decision has gone against brokers, industry bodies say they can still use it to lobby against fire levies.
The verdict has been dished out by the Supreme Court on the controversial fire levy debate.
Pressure is mounting to remove the fire levy from insurance premiums, which coincides with the Minister widening the scope of the review into the Fire Service.
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Huge broker interest has prompted the Underwriting Agencies Council to break new ground in New Zealand with its inaugural expo.
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