NIBA has provided advice to the Metropolitan Fire Board and Country Fire Authority on draft circulars in relation to "premium splitting" and "net rating" for the fire services levy ("FSL"). We have expressed concern at the changes proposed by the fire services authorities, particularly in relation to net rating.

NIBA argued for a continuation of the view expressed in the July 2006 circular relating to net rating. We will keep members informed of any possible changes to the way in which the FSL is levied in Victoria.