Tasmanian businesses leading the nation in latest Sensis report

Roger thrilled as latest Sensis Report shows Hodgman Liberal Government most popular in the country among small to medium businesses

Strong economic leadership by the Hodgman Liberal Government is showing results as Tasmania has recorded the strongest confidence among small and medium businesses in the nation in a decade, in the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) report released.

The release of the December results show that Small and Medium sized Tasmanian Business (SMBs) confidence is up a strong 10 points from the previous month to +60.

It shows that 73 per cent of small businesses are confident, with only 13 per cent reporting a negative outlook.

Unsurprisingly, with these results – Hobart is now the most confident capital city in Australia, with confidence up 13 points to +65.

And regional confidence has increased 7 points to +57. The highest regional confidence level in nine years.

The perception of the State’s economy is now the highest since March 2008 and the Hodgman Government is by far the most popular in the nation for the second quarter in a row.

Tasmania is also the only State or Territory that has seen an increase in business confidence, while the rest of the nation has seen a decline.

While this demonstrates strong leadership over the past four years a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will continue the hard work to meet our target to make Tasmania the top spot in the nation for small businesses.

We are committed to doing this, announcing our plan to cut payroll tax for small to medium sized businesses with a payroll up to $4 million, which will allow business people to reinvest in their companies and employ more Tasmanians, as well our plan to reduce power prices by 10 per cent by 2022.

The Hodgman Government wants to make Tasmania the ideal place to conduct business, work, live and raise a family, and we will continue with our Plan to Build Your Future.