Date: 26th March 2020
We are getting enquiries about whether clients can apply for both the wage subsidies and leave/self isolation support.
If you are an employer, contractor, sole trade or self-employed you may qualify to get the COVID-19 Leave Payment. This payment covers full-time, part-time and casual employees, and contractors who are legally working in New Zealand and who:
Wage subsidies will be available for all employers that are significantly impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to retain employees as a result. The scheme is open to all businesses, including sole traders and the self-employed.
Wage subsidies will be available for businesses in all sectors and all regions that can show a 30% decline in revenue for any month between January and June 2020 compared to the year before (including projected revenue).
Apply for the wage subsidy and leave payments here.
Information on financial support available here.
If you need any clarification or assistance with applications, please reach out to us.