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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Business plans help businesses prosper

Written by Greg Millar on July 12th, 2021.      0 comments

success-182Business Plans are like maps for tourists. You need a plan for where you’re going to go, what you want to look at, where you’re going to stay and, if you deviate off track, you need to be able to identify where you are and then navigate to get back onto your original path. Planning a business activity is very similar.

 

Knowing your financials is vital for success in 2021

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 19th, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-6292020 lost some great companies, and the years to come will take more. So how can you begin protecting yourself and your investments when the landscape is still shifting below our feet?
 

Filing your EOY Tax post COVID-19

Written by Greg Millar on March 15th, 2021.      0 comments

deadline-225From new rules to keep cash flowing to staff reimbursements and allowances, we've got you covered this tax time.
 

Alliotts team returns to Newmarket office

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 8th, 2021.      0 comments

green light-658We're back! After a week in lockdown here in Auckland, we’ve returned to work in our Newmarket offices.
 

NZ Resurgence Support Payment & Wage Subsidy

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 5th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusA reminder about the Government support available for business operators: the COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment and the Wage Subsidy.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFurther details are now available on the March 2021 Wage Subsidy. You'll be able to apply online from 1PM on Thursday 4 March 2021 and payments start from Monday 8 March 2021.

 

Auckland COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown

Written by Greg Millar on March 1st, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFrom today 1 March 2021, the Alliotts team will be operating from home offices and available to assist with all your accounting, tax and business needs.
 

COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available Resurgence Support Payment activated

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusOn 17 February 2021 the Government activated the COVID Resurgence Support Payment. Eligible businesses will be able to apply for the payment from tomorrow Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

 

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 15th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFrom today 15 February 2021, the Alliotts team will be operating from home offices and available to assist with all your accounting, tax and business needs.
 

Are you observing Cash Management Best Practices?

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 14th, 2020.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857How do your cash management processes stack up against best practices? This topic came to prominence in 2020 and the most resilient companies will continue these best practices as "business as usual". For ideas and examples of making the most of your cash resources, read on. 
 

Setting Goals and Seizing Opportunities in 2021

Written by Greg Millar on November 23rd, 2020.      0 comments

soccer ball grass net-629Who could have planned for what 2020 brought us? Who can predict what 2021 will bring? Business planning isn't about getting it 100% right, it's about having clarity and focus so that we can effectively navigate whatever life throws our way. Check out the article below and start articulating the goals that will make a real difference to your business in 2021!
 

Small business cashflow (loan) scheme changes

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 16th, 2020.      0 comments

IRD iconThis month the Government announced changes to the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme. Our article provides you with information on these changes.
 

The Importance of Sales Process

Written by Greg Millar on November 9th, 2020.      0 comments

race-341Sales is not only about having great products available at an attractive price. Weak sales processes can hold a business back… so it’s worth looking at how you can get super-efficient in sales. Fortunately, data can help us. In this article, we look at seven ways to refine your ‘sales machine’ to drive better sales performance and provide a video on what to measure in sales. 
 

Alliott Group Alliance APAC Update

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 2nd, 2020.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Now we are back in the office (hopefully for the long term) and it’s just months away from Christmas. What a year it’s been!
 

COVID19 staff layoffs an expensive business

Written by Ross Henderson on September 7th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyEmployment law experts say this case sends a strong message to employers not to rely on the pandemic to seek to justify a failure to follow proper process.
 

Auckland Alert Level 2

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 31st, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusConfirmation that Auckland has dropped back to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the rest of New Zealand.
 

Alert Level 3 Extension for Auckland

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 27th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the extension of Alert Level 3 in Auckland to 11.59pm on Sunday 30th August 2020. Auckland will then drop down to Alert Level 2. The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2.
 

Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Written by Greg Millar on August 26th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusSmall and medium-sized businesses may be eligible for the business finance guarantee scheme to support operating cash flow disrupted due to COVID-19. The scheme supports banks to take on lending with the government taking on the default risk of up to 80% of the loan.
 

Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 19th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusNew Zealand employers who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19, for a 14 day period between 12 August to 10 September, compared to a similar period last year can get it.  Other eligibility criteria is similar to the previous wage subsidies.
 

COVID-19 Lockdown Alert Level 3

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 12th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusPlease note that the office of Alliott NZ will close from midday Wednesday 12 August 2020. As we are communicating with all our clients remotely, please ensure that you white label our email communications to make sure that all our emails get to your inbox and not your junk folder.