NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs

By William Buck on 31/03/20 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Effective 27 March, modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme will apply to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown. The Wage Subsidy is a Government payment to help employers pay wages. The changes focus on helping businesses who are not able to operate during the lockdown to... Read More >

NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance

By William Buck on 29/03/20 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Wage subsidies Following this week’s Government announcement, wage subsidies will now be available for all employers that are significantly impacted by COVID-19. This applies to all New Zealand employers, contractors, sole traders, self-employed people, registered charities and incorporated societies. There is no maximum amount of assistance a business can now... Read More >

How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief

By William Buck on 19/03/20 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the crisis, please refer to the latest articles here and/or the FAQs page for up-to-date information. Earlier this week the New Zealand Government announced it will spend $8.7 billion to reduce the blow for... Read More >

New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance

By William Buck on 18/03/20 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the crisis, please refer to the latest articles here and/or the FAQs page for up-to-date information. New Zealand will spend $8.7 billion to reduce the blow for businesses as part of its $12.1 billion... Read More >

NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019

By William Buck on 30/05/19 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Introduction Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveiled the Government's first Wellbeing Budget in Parliament today. Mental health and child poverty have taken the lion's share of funding in the Wellbeing Budget as predicted. The Government has announced new operating spending of $3.8 billion and $10.4 billion in additional capital expenditure. The... Read More >

Benchmarking your practice

By Belinda Hudson on 15/05/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

‘Benchmarking’ is a term that has been around for many years in the business world, and it can go in and out of fashion just like your favourite pair of jeans. So, in today’s healthcare industry, is benchmarking still relevant? How does it work and how do you interpret results?... Read More >

Succession Planning for your Business

By Mark Calvetti on 13/05/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

At some point in the lifecycle of every business (e.g. the retirement of the owner/ founder, personal issues, market circumstances, etc.), you must consider your business’ succession. Deciding the best options for the future is both an important and sensitive issue. Often, the owner or founder has a strong emotional... Read More >

Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises

By Nicholas Benbow on 10/04/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

Considering an IPO? We’re often approached for professional guidance from pre-IPO enterprises on their path to listing. Such a journey is exciting and, at times, nerve-wracking – the IPO process is very much an outside-the-box experience and a once in a lifetime event. At William Buck, we’ve seen our fair... Read More >

Improving the heartbeat of your business

By Angela Jeffrey on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

How can you create a healthy heartbeat for the teams that operate in your practice? The reality is that a healthy heartbeat is at the core of every strong team. As such, effective engagement, collaboration and teamwork will always be the key drivers for ensuring you keep the lifeblood of... Read More >

Outsourcing as opportunity

By Scott Harrington on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Outsourcing has developed a bad reputation over the years. Media coverage of outsourcing practices by high profile Australian brands – such as Bonds and The Iconic – focuses heavily on jobs lost to offshore competitors and the resultant damage to the Australian economy. However, outsourcing is a rising trend. Research... Read More >

Is your business structure right for you?

By Matthew Illman on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

As a business grows, it’s very common for the business structure to lose its suitability. Consequently, it’s vital to review your structure to make sure it allows the business to achieve both its current and future goals. Common structuring issues Businesses often encounter a range of issues relating to their... Read More >

2019 Venture Capital Report

By William Buck on 08/02/19 - Mins to read: 5 minutes

Venture Capital investment in Australia reaches A$3 billion in 2018: William Buck 2019 Venture Capital Funding Report Key points in this release In the year ended 31 December 2018, the value which the Venture Capital (“VC”) groups invested in Australian deals grew by 122% to A$3 billion, compared to A$1.4... Read More >

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