Andrew Wall is looking to get the Government to stop asking for “cash on delivery” from small Canberra businesses, and claims that the Government is making life more difficult for these businesses.
Mr Wall said today a number of small businesses have raised concerns that the government is no longer approving monthly accounts for use at its Resource Management Centre’s.
“Small businesses are required to take financial risk when providing services to government, sometimes waiting months for payment. Yet local businesses must pay cash up front, simply because the government cannot manage its own accounts,” Mr Wall said.
“In a letter responding to a request for further information regarding a credit application, Shane Rattenbury advised that new applications for accounts will no longer be available to small business operators.
“The government continues to claim that it is improving the way it works with small business. However, this is yet another example of how the current government continues to add complexity and cost to the way it interacts with local businesses.
“If the ACT Government is serious about reducing red tape and improving the way they deal with businesses, particularly small businesses, they will agree to the motion today and reinstate a 30 day account service at their waste management facilities,” Mr Wall concluded.