A framework is proposed in this report for analysing the impacts of trade and trade policies on women that policy-makers can use in order to ensure that trade and trade policies in their country support women’s economic empowerment.
This research explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) builders in New Zealand.
The tax and accounting interface: how to build a transformational tax system for small businesses using technology as a pathway to reform
This paper examines whether, in light of the advances in technology and digital take-up rates, the benefits and compliance cost savings of applying accounting income to determine tax liabilities for small business now outweigh previous arguments that rejected such proposals.
The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. This report covers findings from the 2020 BCEC Small Business Survey including the...
This report examines the use of electronic monitoring in franchises and the difference in incentives between franchise models that resemble independent entrepreneurship versus employment. The author argues that franchising provides a useful lens for policymakers to think about how to assign legal rights and responsibilities...
This inquiry has found widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.
This fact sheet shows that the bulk of Federal, State and Territory policy responses to COVID19 have focused on economic protection – specifically on protecting or supporting businesses.
Doing business involves navigating a myriad of risks which makes insurance (compulsory and non-compulsory) an essential element of a successful business. This report finds that insurance is a pain point for many Australian businesses with most problems the result of complex global factors, rather than...
The economic crisis caused by lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 has distorted the Australian economy. The economic costs of lockdowns have not been equally shared across the country. This paper outlines five key pieces of evidence that lockdowns, rather than freezing the economy in...