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About the Business Cost Calculator
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About cost categories
About compliance cost constraints
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Start a new file
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Add an overview
Set up compliance cost constraints
Calculate costs
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What to include
What next
Set up compliance cost constraints form
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Create an option
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Create a task
See an option
Delete an option
Copy an option
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Create a task
See an option
Reorder an option
Delete an option
Copy an option
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Create an activity costing
See an option or a task
Reorder an option
Reorder a task
Delete an option or task
Copy an option or task
Show and hide tasks
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See an option, task or activity costing
Reorder an option
Reorder a task
Reorder an activity costing
Delete an option, task or activity costing
Copy an option, task or activity costing
Show costings for years
Show and hide tasks
Show and hide activities in list
Form 1 - create an option
Form 2 - create a task
Form 3 - create activity costing
See cost summary
See calculation formula
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How to use the Business Cost Calculator  |  Guidance notes

Form 1 - create an option

About this form

Here, you name your option and add related info, such as the total number of businesses affected by the option.

Important! You need to create an option before you can create tasks or activity costings.

Handy hint! You can create all your options first and then go back and create tasks and activity costings.

What to include

You don't have to fill in the Supporting evidence field. All other fields must be filled in.

Option name

This is a short description of the option - the title of the option. Make it as clear and descriptive as possible, but keep it short (no more than 8 words).

The name helps you tell the difference between one option and another.

Option description

This is the long description of the option. It must cover more info than the short description.

You can cut and paste the info from another document, for example, a Microsoft Word document.

Important! When pasting text into the Business Cost Calculator, you'll lose any formatting, such as bold or bullet points.

Total number of businesses affected

This is the actual number of businesses affected by the option. You can round the number up or down or provide exact numbers.

If you chose to calculate costs by size of business, you'll see checkboxes for small, medium and large businesses. Click the relevant checkbox(es) (for example, click the 'Small' checkbox if you're calculating costs for small businesses), then enter the total number of those businesses affected.

Level of certainty of the number of businesses affected

Choose the radio button showing how certain you are that the info you've entered is correct. How accurate is the number of businesses you think will be affected?

Supporting evidence

This is any evidence that supports the info you've entered into the form. This includes info you entered in the description field or the total number of businesses affected by the option.

You don't have to fill in this field, but it will help you make your case.

Handy hint! You can cut and paste the info from another document, for example, a Microsoft Word document.

Important! When pasting text into the Business Cost Calculator, you will lose any formatting, such as bold or bullet points.

What next?

When you've filled in the form, click the Add this option button. You'll see the option appear in the list.

Click the Cancel button to exit the form. This will not save anything you've entered.

Any problems?

Error messages
You might see an error message if you don't fill in a mandatory field.

You can't add the option until you follow the message that appears.