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Canterbury Earthquakes: Earthquake Commission
Information Release

Page updated 11 Oct 2011

The Treasury has published the Cabinet Paper and Regulatory Impact Statement relating to the Government's decision to increase Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies in early 2012.  The documents provide details of the situation and the analysis that led to the decision.

Read the related media statement by the Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance on the Beehive website: EQC levies rise to realistically reflect costs (11 October 2011).


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