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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.

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7 Ways to Navigate the Changing Employment Landscape

Posted by Greg Millar on June 20th, 2022.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As Accountants, we know the value of having a stable and productive workforce. We also know the employment landscape is going through significant change. How are businesses evolving as top-class employers to attract (and retain) the best talent? In this article, we offer 7 ideas to help you position yourself as a top-class employer… and then deliver on your promises.
 

New Zealand Budget 2022

Posted by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2022.      0 comments

Wellbeing Budget 2022 – A Secure Futurebudget blocks copy positions itself to acknowledge the difficult times we’re living in while aiming to help move towards “a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost-of-living pressures.”
 

Pre-Christmas payroll preparation

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608As Certified Xero Platinum Partners, we take a look at common NZ payroll questions at this time of year and how to deal with them.
 

5 things employers should consider in December

Posted by Greg Millar on November 8th, 2021.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Whether you’re seeking extra staff to cover the Christmas rush or wanting to avoid paperwork mishaps this article has got you covered.
 

The Great Attrition

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

coffeeThere’s a lot of talk about the impact of ‘remote work’. What does this mean for businesses? What should leaders be thinking about?  
 

Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Vanessa Williams on October 13th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAn important reminder about the next round of Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment application dates.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Cut Off and Second Resurgence Payment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 16th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the second COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 close today at 11.59pm, Thursday 16 September 2021.
 

Wage Subsidy #2 employer applications

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 8th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusIf you're an employer that has applied for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2, make sure you're across waiting periods and other important information for applicants.
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Criteria

Posted by Greg Millar on August 20th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe criteria for Wage Subsidy eligibility is now available.

 

COVID-19 support for businesses

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 19th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFollowing the rise in alert levels announced on 17 August 2021, we outline the support available for NZ businesses.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support

Posted by Greg Millar on August 18th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFurther details are now available on the Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support.

 

NZ Paid parental leave

Posted by Vanessa Williams on March 29th, 2021.      0 comments

dad and bub-468Now’s the time to let staff know applying for paid parental leave just got easier.
 

NZ minimum wage increase

Posted by Greg Millar on March 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

employees-352The minimum wage is increasing on 1 April 2021. Are you ready?

 

NZ Resurgence Support Payment & Wage Subsidy

Posted 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

Posted 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.

 

Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme

Posted 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.
 

Reducing staff numbers

Posted by Ross Henderson on June 2nd, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusEmployers and employees must discuss in good faith the implications of COVID-19 on their working arrangements. Where changes to current working arrangements are proposed by an employer, there are specific good faith requirements that must be followed. Any changes made should follow consulting with employees and their representatives, providing time to respond to proposals and considering their comments.

 

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 5th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusLast week the Government announced it will provide interest-free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet fixed costs.
 

NZ Wage Subsidy New Obligations from 27 March 2020

Posted by Vanessa Williams on March 31st, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAt 4pm Friday 27 March 2020, modifications to the wage subsidy scheme were announced by the government.
 

NZ Wage Subsidy Q&A Changes - Update

Posted by Greg Millar on March 27th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government announced further modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme this afternoon.