Links and information
- 12 May: From today businesses with 50 or less FTE will have a one month window to apply for the Government's Small Business Cashflow Scheme (SBCS). To be eligible for the SBCS loan a business or organisation must have 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees and be eligible for the Wage Subsidy Scheme.
You must also have a sound plan to be viable and hold information on file to verify this.
Part of proving you are viable should be having a forecast completed and a plan for how to deal with changing market conditions. Sudburys is an approved provider through the Regional Business Partner Network which means you may be able to apply for funding to have your forecasting and planning undertaken by our team at no additional cost to you.
Find more details on the SBCS here
- 11 May: From this Thursday, 14 May, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. This will mean almost all businesses will be able to open their doors but must do so safely.
Find out how your business can operate at different alert levels
Further general information on each of the alert levels
- 15 April: The Government has announced additional assistance for small/medium business including a tax loss carry-back scheme, more funding for business consultancy support and measures to support commercial tenants and landlords.
Read more about the Government announcement here
- If your business has experienced, or is likely to, experience a downturn due to Covid-19, employers can apply for a wage subsidy or leave payment. This applies to all New Zealand employers, contractors, sole traders, self-employed people, registered charities and incorporated societies.
Apply for a wage subsidy or leave payment
- Inland Revenue has a number of tax relief options available for businesses including writing off penalties for late payment, extensions to payment dates, installment arrangements and certificates of exemption for contractors.
Get more information on tax relief options for business or contact your client manager if you're unsure what you might be eligible for.
- To apply for government assistance you'll need your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN). Finding this is easy - simply click on the link below, type in the name of your business or trust and you're done! If you are an older business, or have been operating as a partnership you may not have a NZBN and can apply for one using the same link.
Find or apply for a NZBN
Banking information for business
We know it's tough for many businesses out there and that you may need to have a conversation with your bank manager. Our advice is to have that conversation sooner rather than later. With established relationships with all the major banks in Whangarei, it's something we can help with too.
Contact our team if you need assistance talking to your bank.