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About the Business Cost Calculator

The BCC has been developed by the Australian Government so you can calculate the compliance costs of regulatory proposals.

You can use the Business Cost Calculator to estimate the cost impact a regulation or policy might have on the business community.

With the Business Cost Calculator, you would need to:

  • identify an issue in the business community - a problem that needs a solution
  • suggest a range of solutions that could solve the problem you've identified
  • calculate the costs of each solution.

It's your business compliance costing tool.

Important! The BCC is designed to provide an estimate of the size of the compliance costs. It is not intended to provide exact business costs, and while this may be possible, the costs will always be impacted by the assumptions you make when creating your solutions.

The benefits

The Business Cost Calculator:

  • gives you an easy-to-use costing template - you won't have to start from scratch to create your proposal and cost various solutions.
  • helps you logically think through the likely impact of a regulation or policy.
  • lets you get various reports you can use to analyse various costs.

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Using the Business Cost Calculator

Who can use it?

The Business Cost Calculator has been designed for anyone who wants to calculate the costs of current or proposed policies or regulations. This includes:

  • policy makers in an organisation / government department
  • businesses
  • individuals
  • international organisations
  • state, local and other governments.

Its target customers are policy-making organisations who create content used in such things as Regulation Impact Statements (RIS) or Cabinet Submissions.

How can I use it?

The BCC has been developed by the Australian Government so you can calculate the compliance costs of regulatory proposals.

The compliance cost you estimated using the Business Cost Calculator can be used in a number of ways, including:

  • as part of a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) or Cabinet Submissions - some of the info matches sections in an RIS (for example, the Cost Impact Analysis)
  • as part of a cost-benefit analyses, helping you identify estimated compliance costs
  • in a Statement of Small Business Impact
  • to compare one cost to another and show how a new cost might reduce the financial impact on business
  • to compare costs on small, medium and large businesses.