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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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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.

Team attraction and retention

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

7K0A0597-174Whether you’re looking to expand and hire, recruit to replace, or keep your hotshots in-house, here are our top tips for getting and keeping a skilled workforce.

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.

Mandatory COVID19 vaccinations

Posted by Ross Henderson on September 7th, 2021.      0 comments

virus copyWith NZ HR Specialist Ross Henderson getting a lot of calls from employers regarding whether or not they can make COVID19 vaccination compulsory, he cautions that there are a number of factors to take into consideration.

Changes for businesses and employers

Posted by Greg Millar on September 6th, 2021.      0 comments

IRD iconNZ Inland Revenue has announced changes to the resident withholding tax rate, child support legislation and Payday filing.

The Evolving Role of Leadership

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 30th, 2021.      0 comments

race-341How are the leaders in your business doing? Perhaps they are thriving in these business conditions or maybe a different approach is required. In this article, we look at some leadership skills which are proving to be really valuable as businesses find a path forward this year and beyond.

NZ Real Estate Trends

Posted by Angela Larkin on August 23rd, 2021.      0 comments

house hands-626A special presentation prepared by Angela Larkin, Senior Accountant at Alliott NZ, based on real-life experience from buying off the plan. We recommend Angela's information to any clients for whom this may be valuable.



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 COVID-19 alert level 4

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 18th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAlliott NZ's office in Auckland is closed for 7 days from Wednesday 18 August 2021 however we will keep you notified by email, website and on our social sites of any changes.

Building a more sustainable future

Posted by Greg Millar on August 16th, 2021.      0 comments

we understand tradies-980Despite facing material, timber, and labour shortages, the building industry is still working hard to advocate for more sustainable ways of doing business. 

Directors: Know your role

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

check tick-407-962If you’re a director, make sure you’re up to speed on both company law and the accepted code of behaviour required for the job.

Business plans help businesses prosper

Posted 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.


Business brainstorming

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 5th, 2021.      0 comments

barcode head-448Great businesses and projects start with an initial idea. BRAINSTORMING is the process of developing ideas that can be implemented in successful businesses. Occasionally, brilliant ideas can ‘just happen’… but more often, they are the product of a rigorous process. For more on how to brainstorm ideas, read on…

Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements

Posted by Greg Millar on June 14th, 2021.      0 comments

consultant-885What Best Practices should you follow when conducting a Financial Review to ensure your decision-making is based on a thorough understanding of your business? This article provides pointers to help you get the most out of your Financial Statements.

Xero pricing changes in NZ

Posted by Greg Millar on June 7th, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629From 23 September 2021, the monthly retail price of Xero Business Edition plans in NZ is changing.

Google pulling the plug on Cookies

Posted by Vanessa Williams on June 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

donut doughnut-694With Google pulling the plug on Cookies, it’s imperative to get on the front foot now. Learn how to provide appropriate transparency into your practices and pivot your business to be prepared for regulatory changes as they come.

Bitcoin crash wakeup call (Chinese version)

Posted by Vanessa Williams on June 1st, 2021.      0 comments

cryptocurrencyCryptocurrency including Bitcoin “tanked” after Elon Musk voiced his concerns. Chinese business owners may prefer to read this version, prepared by Beth Yang.

Alliott Global Alliance APAC promotions and appointments

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 31st, 2021.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance is pleased to share news of some of the latest promotions and appointments from across our member firms in the APAC region.