Black Press: Some Burns Lakers unimpressed by MSP elimination


The employer health tax is likely to cost eligible businesses more than the MSP did, said Ken Peacock, chief economist of the Business Council of B.C. That’s because business only accounted for about half of the province’s MSP revenue, with the rest paid directly by individuals.

One concern is that the employer health tax adds another disincentive to employers to take on full-time workers and pay benefits, Peacock told Black Press.

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