Question NW3871 to the Minister of Labour

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14 December 2017 - NW3871

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether her department intends to adjust the entry threshold for the payment of the skills development levy annually in accordance with the annual general salary increase rate; if not, (a) why, given the fact that small business owners have to pay higher increases and, therefore, salaries each year and (b) what are the legal grounds for justifying the stated policy position; if so, (i) what are the relevant details in this regard and (ii) what is the full exposition of the details of the proposed entry threshold increase?

Reply:

Skills development is no longer under the Minister of Labour’s remit, but that of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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