The Federal budget is out and it’s a once in a generation budget to rebuild and tame the recession. Business is at the heart of our economic recovery with a range of support measures and the creation of jobs.
Closing or selling a business can be complicated for both owners and employees. Understand how to manage your employees and your obligations if you close or sell your business.
On 23 July 2020, a ‘mini-Budget’ was delivered by the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. We provide a summary including the announcements made in relation to the COVID-19 early release of super and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020-21 Federal Budget will be delivered on 6 October 2020.
We provide a summary of the update including announcements made in relation to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Supplement and JobSeeker Payment, JobKeeper Payment, Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy and the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme.
The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Retesting of eligibility will apply.
Two-thirds of Aussie businesses have suffered a decrease in business revenue compared to last year, with more than three in every 10 estimating that drop to have exceeded 50 per cent, according to the ABS Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey results for June 2020.
Council will extend the Business Recovery Planning Initiative and will offer a second round of free consultation sessions to local businesses. Applications reopen on 1 July 2020. WDRC will reimburse professional service providers up to $605 for each business consult so business owners are supported at this critical time in their recovery.