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.
⚠️ The QLD Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program Round 2 opens 1 July 2020. To get ready to submit an application, save the date and read on. Hurry! The first round closed fast.
The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.
May is the month to show your support for Queensland’s small businesses. Shop locally and show how you support small business on social media with #supportsmall. Find information on immediate support available for small businesses as a result of COVID-19.