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Association membership and business size

Businesses that were members of an industry or employer association had a higher compliance rate than businesses that were not members. Association member businesses had a compliance rate of 73% compared with a compliance rate of 68% for non-member businesses (see Figure 3). This suggests the positive effect employer associations have on compliance rates through assisting their members to remain compliant when issues have arisen.

Figure 3: Employer association compliance rates

Employer association compliance rates 

Larger businesses (those with 15 or more employees) also had a higher compliance rate than smaller businesses (those with less than 15 employees). The compliance rate for larger businesses was 76% compared with a compliance rate of 68% for smaller businesses (see Figure 4).

Figure 4: Business size compliance rates

Business Size Compliance Rates