Winnipeg, December 30, 2014
Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba is at an index of 59.6 in December. This is nearly a four point decline from an index of 63.5 in November. Manitoba optimism is below the national average index of 61.9.
CFIB’s inaugural Manitoba Municipal Spending Watch report shows Manitoba’s 24 largest municipalities unnecessarily spent $412 million in 5 years.
Manitoba’s WCB is undergoing an Assessment Rate Model Review to determine the best way to set your premiums. New research suggests small businesses pay a disproportionate share of WCB costs as assessment premiums can cost your business more than the cost of your injury claims.