Business advocate: Wage subsidy scheme looks after employees, not businesses

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 8:18AM
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(Photo / NZ Herald)

Business advocate: Wage subsidy scheme looks after employees, not businesses

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 8:18AM

There are calls for the Government to look at ways other than using the wage subsidy to assist businesses hard-hit by the Auckland lockdown.

Businesses are desperately awaiting the outcome of today's alert level decision.

Advocate Phil O’Reilly told Mike Hosking the wage subsidy only looks after the employees.

“It’s not looking after the businessperson’s balance sheet, their rental payments and so on. So we want the government to say ‘let’s urgently sort that out now whilst we’re still getting through this Level 4 problem.’”

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