Lizzi Whaley has been in business since 2006 and in that time she has faced operating under both National and Labour-led Governments.
The commercial interior design company boss, who runs Karangahape Rd-based Spaceworks Design Group,says the past three years running her business has meant longer hours, more compliance costs and higher wage bills.
Whaley, who employs 28 staff, says changes to employment law and other regulations that came into affect last year has cost her business up to $1000 more each month.
It has meant the business has had to hire experts and consultants to ensure all requirements are being met, when it shouldn’t need to for a relatively small-scale business.
She says the current Government hasn’t done her business any favours.
“I’m a big fan of the way John Key ran the country because I believe he ran it like a business, and I believe that is the