Archive for the "COVID-19" Category

  • State Government’s COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program grants

    Posted on January 27th, 2022 by WLF

    The State Government has established a COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program under Business Tasmania to support businesses around the state whose operations have been impacted due to:

    critical staff being required to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19; or
    being forced to close due to a Public Health Direction; or
    having suffered a significant reduction in demand.

    Grant funding is available where these impacts have resulted in a reduction of turnover between 15 December 2021 and 14 January 2022, subject to the businesses meeting relevant criteria.
    For full details o…

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Moving forward to 2022 and beyond

    Posted on December 17th, 2021 by WLF

    Our Partnership is moving into 2022 with a positive outlook and a continued focus on looking after the needs of our valued clients.

    We know how challenging the past two years have been for so many people, and we are cognisant of the fact that there will still be difficulties ahead as we navigate living and working in a world with COVID. It is to be expected that there may be further business disruptions, although we certainly can’t predict what these will look like. However, we can assure you that our commitment to delivering the highest quality of service to all our cli…

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Micro & Small Businesses – Border Closure Critical Support Grants EXTENDED

    Posted on August 17th, 2021 by WLF

    The State Government has extended its support grants for businesses impacted by lockdowns and border restrictions in other states.
    Applications are now open and close 8 October 2021 at 2pm. COVID-19 Micro and Small Business – Border Closure Critical Support Grant – Department of State Growth
    The main points are:

    A second payment will be made to businesses that were successful in the first round of grants (no need to reapply – payments will be automatically made)
    A third grant will open in November for all applicants that have already received a grant under the program…

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Government announces further support for tourism sector, post JobKeeper

    Posted on March 11th, 2021 by WLF

    Today the government announced a package of measures aimed at assisting the regional tourism sector in its recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package headlined the half-price airfares to certain regional locations (including Launceston, Devonport and Burnie) for tickets purchased between 1 April and 31 July 2021 for travel up to 30 September 2021.
    In addition to the half-price flights, there is specific support for the aviation sector. Measures include underwriting of some domestic flights, direct support to ancillary services and funding for the …

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • JobMaker Hiring Credit – Registrations Now Open

    Posted on December 17th, 2020 by WLF

    Employers must lodge intention to participate in the scheme by 6 January 2021 if you want to claim for the period beginning 7 October 2020 and ending 6 January 2021.
    To do this you will need the following information:

    Headcount at 30 September 2020
    Payroll for the 3 months up to and including 6 October 2020

    Scheme Overview
    The Federal Government implemented a JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme which will subsidise wages for new employees. The scheme enables eligible employers to claim a payment up to $200 per week, for up to 12 months, for each eligible employee from 7 Octobe…

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • JobKeeper 2.0 – Update 10 December 2020

    Posted on December 10th, 2020 by WLF

    The government has announced changes to the JobKeeper payment that will extend the scheme until 28 March 2021.
    These changes are summarised for you below along with some other important information.
    The extension to the scheme will be in two tranches:

    October to December 2020
    January to March 2021

    What will change

    Turnover tests
    The amount of the payment
    Payments to part-time workers
     Employees employed on or before 1 July 2020 will now be eligible

    What won’t change

    Other employee eligibility criteria
    Notification requirements
    Business participant …

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Moving forward from COVID-19: Business recovery, opportunities and readiness

    Posted on August 26th, 2020 by Alison Merridew

    2020 has been a year of significant change, to the point of upheaval – far more than any organisation would willingly impose on its people and its operations.
    When Premier Peter Gutwein recently announced that Tasmania’s borders will remain closed until 1 December 2020, there was a mixed response. Some people welcomed the news that our COVIDSafe ‘bubble’, which has allowed us to resume a degree of normality and business operations, will remain in place for a little longer. For others the continued border closures mean further delays, particularly those businesses t…

    Posted in Blog, COVID-19
  • Chart our own course

    Posted on August 6th, 2020 by WLF

    Run our own race and become a world leader with an island strategy
    Tasmania’s tough border stance in response to the COVID pandemic recently lead to the Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles questioning, “Why anyone would want to go to Tassie?”
    However, the perception of Tasmania depends largely on who is doing the perceiving.  It is fair to say that historically there has been at times a lack of optimism, almost negativity, regarding the future of our island State.
    ‘Backward’, ‘depressed’, ‘losing’, and ‘parochial,’ were often heard perceptions, often reinforced …

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Tasmanian State Government announces a new round of grant funding for businesses affected by COVID-19

    Posted on July 30th, 2020 by WLF

    The Tasmanian government has announced a further grant funding round for businesses that continue to be impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Grant will open for applications on 3 August and close on 24 August.The grants are $5000 and there is a total of $15 Million available, meaning a maximum of 3000 grants will be issued. This round of funding will require applicants to meet eligibility criteria and assessment criteria.
    Eligibility criteria:

    Have employed fewer than 20 FTE staff at 29 February 2020, with payroll less than $1….

    Posted in COVID-19, News
  • Amendments to AGM and reporting deadlines, 2020

    Posted on June 17th, 2020 by WLF

    While we are continuing to see the COVID-19 regulations and restrictions ease, there are still very firm requirements for holding large gatherings of people. This has implications for public companies and Incorporated Associations who are due to hold their Annual General Meetings (AGM).
    The following information should assist your organisation when planning for the upcoming AGM. 
    Virtual Meetings
    A determination has been issued by the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, amending the Corporations Act for six months from 6 May 2020. The dete…

    Posted in COVID-19, News
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