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Guidelines for Setting Charges in the Public Sector -April 2017

Overview (continued)

Questions and Feedback

Any agency-specific questions should be addressed to your Treasury Vote team.

This document has been prepared with input from a range of agencies in the public sector. Any comments as to how we could improve this guidance are very welcome.

Further information

This document is part of a suite of guidance relating to setting user charges. Other documents that should be considered when considering cost-recovery arrangements are:

  • Regulatory Impact Analysis Handbook (link in table below).
  • The new CRIS templates (stage 1 CRIS and stage 2 CRIS – link in table below).
  • Office of the Auditor General's (OAG' Charging fees for public sector goods and services (link in table below).
  • Treasury circular on memorandum accounts (link in table below).

Other useful information can be found:

Other useful information
Name Website Ref. (where applicable)
Regulatory Impact Analysis Handbook http://www.treasury.govt.nz/regulation/regulatoryproposal/ria/handbook  
OAG guidance http://www.oag.govt.nz/2008/charging-fees  
OAG report from 2013 on memorandum accounts in central government http://www.oag.govt.nz/2013/central-govt/part11.htm  
Australian Cost Recovery Guidance https://www.finance.gov.au/resource-management/charging-framework/  
Productivity Commission report on Regulatory Institutions and Practices http://www.productivity.govt.nz/inquiry-content/1788?stage=4 Chapter 12
LAC guidelines http://www.lac.org.nz/guidelines Chapter 15
Memorandum account information http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/guidance/circulars/pdfs/tc-2011-10.pdf/view  
Treasury Instructions http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/guidance/instructions Section 6.3.7
CAB guide http://www.cabguide.cabinetoffice.govt.nz/  
Standing Orders https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/parliamentary-rules/standing-orders-2014/  
Ombudsman's guidance on charging for OIAs http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/resources-and-publications/documents/new-charging  
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