ACC Invoicing Live Message

“ACC invoices are on their way. If you’re not able to pay your invoice in full, please get in contact with ACC before your invoice due date to discuss payment options, or log into MyACC for Business to set up a payment plan. You can read more about ways to pay your invoice here.”

If you have questions or need support our team is here to help ( 222 776/MyACC for Business Live Chat)

 

Commerce Commission: Virtual Business Seminar- November 11, 1 – 2 pm

To read more and register click here

 

Boosting small business digital capability

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash and Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis have announced details of a $20 million digital capability package for small businesses. Read more

 

Privacy Act 2020 – Update 3

The Privacy Act is changing and the new law will come into force on 1 December 2020. Read more.

 

2020 Cyber Smart Week – CERT NZ

Cyber Smart Week 2020 will run from 19 –23 October. The primary goal of the campaign is to increase the cyber resilience of all New Zealanders so they’re less vulnerable to cyber attacks.CERT NZ is your first port of call when you need to report a cyber security problem. Read more

 

Business Plans up in the air? Tips to pivot (Business NZ)

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended plans for 2020 and beyond. Changing the way you do business can help you survive the crisis and build long-term resilience. Here are tips and tools to help you identify and maximise opportunities to help your business survive and revive. Click here

 

Mental health and wellbeing support (Business NZ)

Resources to help you and your business keep healthy and well. Click here

 

Govt help travel agents to refund $690m in cancelled travel

Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi announced a consumer travel reimbursement scheme of up to $47.6 million to ensure travel agents can process refunds or credits for customers caught out by the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here

 

Update from WRMK: Triangles, Privacy and a Pandemic: Navigating Employment Law in 2020

In our latest employment law newsletter, we discuss restructuring your business during a pandemic, understanding just what a triangular employment relationship is and what it means for you as an employer, and your new obligations under the Privacy Act 2020, which comes into force on 1 December. Read more

 

COVID-19: Financial support for business (Business NZ)

There are a few COVID-19 financial support schemes available to businesses, depending on your situation. Learn more about each type of support and where you can find more information. Read more

COVID-19: Contact tracing with NZ COVID Tracer app

All businesses will be required to display government generated QR code posters at all premises from 12pm on Wednesday 19 August. Find out how to get your QR code poster and what to do if you have multiple sites. Read more

 

Connected.co.nz – is a one-stop, all-of-government website that allows New Zealanders to find out more about what’s available to support their education, employment and training needs.

Employers, jobseekers and people interested in training or retraining can now start accessing a new service to connect to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help deal with the impact of COVID-19. Government agencies are working together to make sure the website has up-to-date links and information.The Connected website is supported by a Connected phone line (0800 264 737) and physical Connected locations operating in 35 of MSD’s employment-focused sites around the country and the three Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Jobs and Skills Hubs.

 

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme (SBCS) – latest developments (IRD)

The Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme has been extended until the end of 2020. Applications opened on 12 May 2020 and can now be submitted up to and including 31 December 2020. Read more

Support for apprenticeships (Work & Income)

Employers and businesses will be able to access support from either Apprenticeship Boost, Mana in Mahi, or the Regional Apprenticeships Initiative. Read more

 

Five tactics for selling B2B services in tough times (nzentrepreneur.co.nz)

For those selling services and solutions to other businesses, the impact is just as severe if not more so than for businesses selling direct to consumers.. Read more

 

Cert NZ Cyber Security Webinar resources – 2 July

Cert NZ – Cyber Security Presentation by Maddy Shepherd

Cert NZ – Infographic: 11 top tips for your cyber security

Cert NZ – Protect your business online – top tips

Guidance for commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19 (justice.govt.nz)

Many commercial lease arrangements in New Zealand will have been affected by the response to COVID-19. The Government has taken steps to support those businesses.Read more  

 

Employee Allowances & reimbursements for home office costs (BDO NZ)

The IRD has recently issued guidance on when such payments can be made to employees tax-free, when PAYE obligations arise, and when the employer can claim income tax or GST deductions. Read more 

 

COVID-19: Common questions in relation to the Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme – (Deloitte)

Budget 2020 saw the announcement that the Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) would be extended, with a few twists. In this article, we set out some common questions in relation to both the current WSS and the new Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS). Read more

 

Cash Flow Forecaster tool (Business NZ)

Cash flow is critical to every business, showing what’s coming in and going out. Forecasting your cash flow helps you understand your business health. Describe your financial position and the changes you expect. We’ll help you forecast your cash flow. Read more

 

Tax lockdown & two smoky barrels – (BDO NZ)

Watch the below video as Iain Craig, BDO’s Eye on Tax, provides a brief recap on the many recent tax changes announced as a result of COVID–19. Watch here

 

Business Finance support and Mortgage Holidays

Information on the Business finance guarantee scheme and payment holidays for businesses and homeowners affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.Read more 

 

Tax changes to support the business during COVID-19 (IRD)

The Government has just announced a further set of tax proposals to help businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. Read more

 

Is contracting right for you? (IRD)

There are many benefits to working as a contractor — it can pay better than doing a similar salaried job and be more flexible. But there are hidden costs to think about, too. Here’s where you’ll find tips, information and common mistakes to help you decide if going contracting is for you. Read more

Employment: Getting holiday pay right (Employment New Zealand)

Figuring out the right amount of holiday for your employees and paying them for it correctly can be tricky. We worked with Employment New Zealand to pull together some useful tips to ensure you’ve got it right. Read more

 

Want to Sell your Business (IR)

If you’d like to sell now or in the future, here’s what you need to do to get the best price you can for your business. Find out more

 

Accommodation for workers: what you need to know (Employment NZ)

By law, anyone working for you in return for food or accommodation is most likely an employee. You may also be their landlord. Read on

 

Connect and transform your business with the NZBN

Are you ready to connect and transform your business? The NZBN makes doing business faster and easier because it’s a globally unique identifier. There’s an NZBN for every Kiwi business and it’s a digital link to core business information (for example, trading name, location and contact details). Read more

 

Free health and safety check

The SafePlus online tool is a quick and easy way to assess health and safety with your workers, find areas to improve and start taking action. Read more