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Cabinet Paper CAB-20-SUB-0402: COVID-19 Creating a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme and Amending the Leave Support Scheme

Issue date: 
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Status: 
Current
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Document Date: 
Monday, 17 Aug 2020
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Ministerial Portfolio: 
Finance
Social Development
Workplace Relations and Safety

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Cabinet Paper CAB-20-SUB-0402: COVID-19 Creating a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme and Amending the Leave Support Scheme

Proposal

  1. This paper seeks agreement to the criteria for a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme in response to the increased Alert Levels put in place in August 2020. The paper also seeks agreement to amend the Leave Support Scheme to better support the public health measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19, and directs officials to advise on longer-term options to improve access to the Leave Support Scheme.

Relation to government priorities

  1. This proposal supports the Government’s response to COVID-19 by making changes to the range of financial support available to businesses and workers, to support adherence to public health advice.

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Last updated: 
Thursday, 5 November 2020