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Enhanced business support package announced

Issue date: 
Friday, 22 October 2021

The Minister of Finance today announced an enhanced business support package to boost business to transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, also announced today by the Prime Minister.

Key points from the Business Boost package announcement are:

  • Resurgence Support Payment rate doubled and paid fortnightly, up to $43,000 per business
  • Wage Subsidy Scheme continues through the transition period
  • $60 million package for Regional Business Partner Programme and mental health support

You can read the joint media release from Hon. Grant Robertson and Hon. Stuart Nash on the Beehive website:  Business boost to transition to new COVID framework.

Additional financial support announcements were made by:

 

Where to find support

For the most recent guidance for businesses and employers, please see the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki website and business.govt.nz.

For the most recent guidance on the Wage Subsidy Scheme, please see the Work and Income | Te Hiranga Tangata website

For the most recent guidance on the Resurgence Support Payment, please see the Inland Revenue | Te Tari Taake website.

For the most recent guidance on the wider governmental response to COVID-19, please see the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Last updated: 
Friday, 22 October 2021