Law changes bring relief to directors and debt

By William Buck on 16/04/20 - Mins to read: 3 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. As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, temporary law changes to the New Zealand Companies Act will enable businesses affected... Read More >

Latest tax changes will help SMEs

By William Buck on 16/04/20 - Mins to read: 3 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. The Government has announced further support measures aimed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage the impacts of COVID-19. These... Read More >

COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?

By Amy Gill on 06/04/20 - Mins to read: < 1 minute

Here at William Buck, we’ve received a number of queries from clients asking whether their insurance policies will pay out amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Below we have answered two of our most common queries: Can I claim in the event I pass away or become temporarily or permanently disabled from... Read More >

COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies

By Manda Trautwein on 06/04/20 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

Businesses around the world are finding themselves in unchartered waters. COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on business everywhere. For some businesses their supply chains have been impacted while for others, demand for their product or service has entirely dried up overnight. In Australia and New Zealand, the Governments have... Read More >

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. Earlier this week the New Zealand Government announced it will spend $8.7 billion to reduce the blow for businesses as part of its $12.1 billion... 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. New Zealand will spend $8.7 billion to reduce the blow for businesses as part of its $12.1 billion Coronavirus economics stimulus package. The majority will... 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 >

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