Tuesday, 10th March, 2020

Dear Member,
 
Grant Robertson has announced that Cabinet has approved the development of a Business Continuity Package to help support the economy through the disruption caused by COVID-19. You can read about this package by clicking on the link below.

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/cabinet-approves-business-continuity-package-response-covid-19

We are waiting on details of the package to be announced later this week.

If you feel that you may qualify for targeted assistance as a result of the COVID-19 disruption and would like to Chamber support through this process, then please drop me a line.

Please be aware that there are already some assistance packages available to help with cashflow, including re-phasing of tax obligations. You can read more about them here.

https://www.business.govt.nz/news/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/

Businesses should have commenced review of their continuity plans, not a bad idea as we go into winter anyway. You can get a heads up on how to do this by clicking on the link below.

https://www.business.govt.nz/risks-and-operations/planning-for-the-unexpected-bcp/continuity-and-contingency-planning/
 
Have a good week.  Would be great to see you at Business and Banter on the 19th. Member support for these events is really appreciated and we are now getting getting close to needing to order your lunch :)

Regards
Anna Mickell
Chamber CEO