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Auckland Restaurant Assn: Unclear how much govt support will help businesses

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Publish Date
Tue, 22 Feb 2022, 8:32am
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Auckland Restaurant Assn: Unclear how much govt support will help businesses

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Feb 2022, 8:32am

Restaurants aren't completely sold on the new support dished up by the Government.  

From Monday, a six-week payment will be available for Omicron-hit businesses that can prove a 40 percent revenue drop.  

Auckland Restaurant Association president Krishna Botica told Mike Hosking it's unclear how much help that will actually provide businesses that are struggling to survive. 

“The jury is out, we’re not quite sure where this is going to leave us at this point.” 

The Government says firms must show a 40 percent drop in seven consecutive days within the six weeks prior to the shift to Phase 2 of the Omicron response on February 15, compared to seven days after that date. 

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