This paper provides information on Statistics NZ’s achievements for reducing the cost and effort to business of participating in our surveys, and our future plans.
We have already been successful in reducing the respondent load on New Zealand businesses over the last decade, reducing the number of businesses surveyed by 51 percent between 2002 and 2012.
Our ability to make further load reductions in the future is diminished due to significant gains already made. However, we forecast that the number of businesses surveyed will reduce by a further 25 percent between 2012 and 2021 and the overall time taken will reduce by 33 percent over the same period.
We will contribute a share to the Better Public Services for Business: Result 9 target of a 25 percent reduction in the cost of doing business with government by 2017. For more information, see 'Making life better for business' link in available files.
We will focus future effort on improving the respondent experience for the businesses that we still need to survey.
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Statistics NZ (2014). Reducing the effort of doing business with Statistics New Zealand. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-478-42932-9 (online)
Published 22 September 2014