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LBP Fees: GST Increase from 1 October

Written by building4u  on Friday, 26 August 2011 15:44  in LBP Scheme
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LBP Fees: GST Increase from 1 October

LBP Fees: GST Increase from 1 October

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is due to increase from 12.5% to 15% from 1 October 2010. This means the GST payable on all LBP fees, including the one-off LBP application and assessment fees, and the annual relicensing and Board levy fees, will increase from that time.

The new GST rate of 15% will apply to LBP fees that are received on or after 1 October 2010. Until 30 September, GST remains at 12.5%. You might want to get your form and payment in before the GST increase takes effect.

Do I have to get new application forms?

You can use the old application forms, but you need to pay the correct fees. Updated forms will be available from 1 October.

Simplified Building Categories

Written by building4u  on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 16:03  in LBP Scheme
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Simplified Building Categories

Simplified Building Categories

New building categories have been defined following feedback from the building sector indicating that the old building categories were too complex, and insufficiently aligned with business practice.

Category 1: Single household dwellings with low- or medium-risk envelope design.

Category 2: Single household dwellings with high-risk envelope design, or other buildings with a building height* less than 10m.

Category 3: Buildings 10 m or greater in building height*, except single household dwellings.

More information and examples are available here

 

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Licenced Building Practitioner Requiremets for all Trades People - What you Need to Know and Do

Licenced Building Practitioner Requiremets for all Trades People - What you Need to Know and Do

The licenced building practitioners (LBP) scheme promotes, recognises and supports professional skill and behaviour in the building construction industry (Department of Building and Housing - Te Tari Kaupapa Whare)

Although voluntary, from March 1, 2012, any trades person wishing to partake in restricted building work (see below for details) needs to be licenced to do so. The scheme relates to competent individuals, not the companies or commercial entities that employ them, and is designed to encourage better practices in design and construction. If you are already licenced under an existing occupational scheme (e.g. engineers), you will automatically be treated as licenced under the corresponsing class in the LBP scheme for the puposes of carrying out restricted building work.