Ongoing Covid business support

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As Auckland continues in lockdown, the government has announced a second round of Resurgence Support and other support options remain in place for all of the country.

Second round of Resurgence Support Payment (RSP)

To be eligible for the RSP, you will need to show that your business experienced a 30% or more drop in revenue in a 7-day period from 8 September until immediately before all of NZ returns to Alert Level 1 compared to a typical 7-day period in the 6 weeks before 17 August.

The payment will stay as $1,500 plus $400 per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee up to a maximum of 50 FTEs, or four times the actual revenue decline experienced by the applicant, whichever is less.

Applications will open for the second payment at 8am next Friday, 17 September on IRD’s website and you can apply even if you received the first payment.

Applications for both RSP payments will remain open until 1 month after the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand returns to Alert Level 1.

Eligibility criteria

Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 open until 16 September

This is for all businesses and self-employed people who have or predict at least a 40% decline in their revenue from 31 August to 13 September and meet all the eligibility criteria.

Apply here

Ongoing support schemes

The Leave Support Scheme & Short-Term Absence Payment are available for when employees must miss work due to Covid-19 isolation or testing and cannot work from home.

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