As per previous outbreaks of Covid-19, the Government is reinstating funding Initiatives to help both businesses and their employees. The below table contains a summary of the currently available COVID-19 support initiatives. All the initiatives contain eligibility requirements that would have been met by most small and medium sized businesses from the first week of the of the level 4 lockdown.
|Covid-19 Support Initiative||Alert Level 1||Alert Level 2||Alert Level 3||Alert Level 4|
|Wage Subsidy Scheme||Yes||Yes|
|Resurgence Support Payment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Leave Support Scheme||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Short-Term Absence Payments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Business Debt Hibernation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
While all Business Owners are experts in their own fields they are not, for one reason or another, all experts in the administration required to be able to complete Covid-19 support initiative claims.
For those Business Owners who require help to find their way through the red tap to making a claim, Into The Blue NZ Limited is here to help.
While our rates are normally $200 + GST per hour, we are offering a special capped rate of $100 + GST to help you complete each claim. If you are organised, or have very few employees including yourself as the Owner, each claim should not take more than 15 minutes – $50 + GST to complete. But if administration is not your strong point, then, as mentioned above, the maximum fee to complete your claim will be only $100 + GST.
I would also suggest for those Business Owners who are not registered with Regional Business Partnership Network (RBP) that they register using this link https://web.
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