All about NSW’s COVID-19 Business Grant and JobSaver scheme

If you’re a small business owner living and working in New South Wales, you’ve probably heard about the state government’s two new crisis payments – the COVID-19 Business Grant and the JobSaver scheme. These payments may seem simple on the surface, but there are complex regulations about how you can obtain and spend them. In…

Subsidies for trainees or apprentices – Can you benefit from a wage subsidy?

Although some of the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic have now eased, many businesses are continuing to face significant financial hardship. For some, this means there are difficult decisions to be made regarding taking on new staff and/or retaining existing staff members. Apprentices and trainees are particularly vulnerable: not only are employers reluctantly considering…