Minimum Financial Requirements - What do you need to do now?
The partially introduced Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) Regulation which commenced on 1 January 2019 has now been fully introduced from 2 April 2019.
These laws support the security of payment initiatives within the building and construction industry.
Under the new MFR Regulation, Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licensees who hold a contractor grade licence will be required to meet annual financial reporting obligations. If you hold a Nominee Supervisor or Site Supervisor licence only, these MFR laws do not apply to you.
What does this mean?
- The previous MFR Policy has now been fully repealed and replaced with the MFR Regulation;
- Licensees may be required to provide additional information to substantiate deeds and related party loans;
- Introduction of stronger penalties and enforcement action for licensees that do not comply with the new requirements;
- Licensees will be required to provide annual financial information. Visit our annual reporting page for more information: qbcc.qld.gov.au/financial-reporting-licensees/annual-reporting
If your turn over is between $600,000 to $800,000
- The self-certifying 2 licensee revenue limit has now increased to $800,000;
- If you have a turnover of between $600,000 and $800,000 and are relying on a deed of covenant and assurance to meet your net tangible assets (NTA) you can continue to rely on your deed until 31 December 2019.
- The minimum NTA required for the self certifying 2 category has increased from $36,000 to $46,000 and you have until 31 December 2019 to ensure you meet this requirement.
If your turnover exceeds $30 million
- There are now higher reporting standards for companies with a turnover in excess of $30 million;
- You are required to notify the QBCC if your NTA decreases by more than 20% by way of an MFR Report.
The following table provides a summary of your annual reporting requirements:
To make it easier to submit information, you can upload your reports though the online portal myQBCC.
For further information on MFR, visit the QBCC’s Financial reporting for licensees page: qbcc.qld.gov.au/financial-reporting-licensees/annual-reporting or the Department of Housing and Public Works website: hpw.qld.gov.au and search for Minimum Financial Requirements.