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More security for construction subcontractors 28 May 2020

Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act.

New Zealand launches COVID-19 vaccine strategy 26 May 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine strategy sets out the Government's mission to ensure that New Zealand has access to a safe and effective vaccine as early as possible.

$400m for tourism recovery 14 May 2020

The government has announced a $400m tourism recovery package to support the industry recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government to increase FMA’s funding and levy settings 14 May 2020

The Government is making changes to the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) levy to implement an increase in its funding. The funding decision, made through Budget 2020, involves increasing the FMA’s annual operating funding over the next three years.

Pragmatic changes to Immigration Act to respond to COVID-19 passed 14 May 2020

Parliament has today passed legislation to ensure that the Government can respond quickly, appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Temporary pragmatic solutions to immigration challenges under COVID-19 05 May 2020

A Bill to temporarily amend immigration legislation to support the quick and efficient management of visa changes during COVID-19 is being introduced to Parliament tomorrow.

Next step in insolvency relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 05 May 2020

The Government is progressing with changes to insolvency and company law through the COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill, which has been introduced to Parliament.

Government boosts cashflow support for small businesses 01 May 2020

The Government announced today it will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 response.
Many business have been unable to trade through Level 4 and some remain unable to re-open safely at Alert Level 3. By taking these measures needed to keep all of us safe, some small businesses have no revenue to meet fixed costs.

Tax changes throw cash lifeline to SMEs 30 April 2020

A significant package of tax reforms will be pushed through all stages in Parliament today to throw a cash flow lifeline to small businesses.

Government brings forward high-cost loan protections 30 April 2020

The Government is bringing forward measures to protect people in financial hardship from high-cost loans that trap them in debt.