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Association membership and business size

Businesses that were members of an industry or employer association had a higher compliance rate (79%) than businesses that were non-members (71%).

Figure 7: Association membership compliance rates


This suggests that employer associations have a positive effect on compliance rates through ongoing member engagement and support.

The size of the business also had an effect on audit outcomes. Businesses with 15 or more employees had a compliance rate of 90% whereas businesses with 14 or less employees had a compliance rate of 64%.

Figure 8: Compliance rates by business size