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Construction Sector Restrictions

Construction Sector Restrictions – COVID-19

This week, the government have released new restriction changes for the construction industry due to a spike in COVID-19 cases detected at work sites. These new restrictions are in place to allow workers to continue working safely. Key information you need to know:  All construction sector employees to have had at least their first COVID-19 vaccination…

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Business Hardship Fund

New Grant: Small Business COVID Hardship Fund

This week, the Victorian Government have released a new Grant for small and medium businesses called the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund.  If your business has been majorly impacted by COVID-19 and has had at least a 70% reduction in turnover as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply for this grant!…

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Covid-19 Business Support Grant

COVID-19 Business Support Grants – Top-Up Payment

  Has your business been significantly affected by the current (July 2021) Victorian lockdown? The Victorian Government has just released a new Business Support Grant for businesses and sole traders that have been affected by the lockdown extension announced for Victoria this week. See information below regarding this “Top-up Payment”   Eligibility Criteria To be…

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COVID disaster payment

Are you eligible for the temporary COVID disaster payment?

Hi everyone, Today we would like to chat to you about the recent announcement from the Australian Government regarding a temporary COVID disaster payment. This is a one off payment aimed at workers that are undergoing lockdown for more than seven days and reside or work in an area defined as a Commonwealth-determined hotspot Click…

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Federal Budget 2021 Article (7)

The 2021 Federal Budget Changes & What It Means for You

Hey guys, We hope you’ve had a great week so far. Today we would like to chat to you about the 2021 Federal Budget, and what it means for you. To help create jobs, business investment and confidence after COVID-19, the Federal Government has just released a big spending 2021-22 Federal Budget! Based on our…

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What is the Business Costs Assistance Program?

Are You Eligible for the Business Costs Assistance Program (BCAP)? Apply here.

COVID-19 assistance to small businesses Was your business significantly impacted by the latest circuit breaker” lockdown” (12th-17th of February)? If so, no need to despair. The Victorian Government has recently released a new Business Costs Assistance Program to help those who experienced significant losses due to the sudden lockdown. In this article, we’ll share the key…

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What is the JobMaker Hiring Credit?

What is the JobMaker Hiring Credit?

On 6 October 2020 as part of the 2020–21 Budget, the Government announced the $74 billion JobMaker Plan. Of this amount, they have set aside $4 billion dollars for a JobMaker Hiring Credit and an additional $1.2 billion for the Boosting Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy to support new apprentices and trainees. They hope that these incentives will help to…

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lodge your tax

No, you don’t need to lodge your tax by Oct 31

Hey Everyone, Recently, we’ve been receiving a lot of calls from clients worried and stressed, thinking that they must lodge their tax by the end of this month; the 31st of October. We wanted to send out a notification to reassure you that this isn’t the case. The Oct 31st deadline is only for those…

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Federal Budget 2020_21 Updates

The 2020/21 Federal Budget & what it means for you

Happy Wednesday, Today we wanted to help explain the latest changes to the Government’s 2020/21 Federal Budget. There’s been a lot of confusion around the budget and yes, trying to get your head around all the changes yourself can be overwhelming. Although a bit dry, stay with us as we do our best to explain the…

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Jobekeeper 2.0 eligibility & payments

Jobkeeper 2.0 | An overview of eligibility & payments

Hey everyone, Today, we wanted to run you through a summary of the changes that will be rolling out for Jobkeeper 2.0. As you may be aware, the Government recently announced that the Jobkeeper Payment would be extended by a further six months to 28 March 2021. With the additional criteria, they hope to provide…

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