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14 October | Accessing regional business support funding for professional advice and training services

Funding has been made available through the Regional Business Partner Network to help SMEs recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

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4 August| The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and managing cash inflow and outflows effectively during COVID19, using a three-way forecast.

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4 August| The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1

Gaining visibility and control over cash flows and working capital is the most fundamental activity businesses should undertake during a time of crisis. Your business should prepare and regularly update a 13-week rolling cash flow forecast to realistically assess its current situation and take corrective actions as and when required. The question is how?

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29 July | How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker

The ability to return to ‘business as usual’ will be influenced by a number of factors including the effectiveness of your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

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29 July | International tax in the time of COVID-19

William Buck Tax Director Jayesh Kumar and Accountant Harrison Stutt answer some common questions asked by their clients regarding international tax matters in the time of COVID-19.

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16 April | Law changes bring relief to directors and debt

As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, temporary law changes to the New Zealand Companies Act will enable businesses affected by COVID-19 to place existing debts into hibernation for six months.

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16 April | Latest tax changes will help SMEs

The Government has announced further support measures aimed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage the impacts of COVID-19. These include a tax loss carry-back scheme, changes to the tax loss continuity rules and allowing Inland Revenue to change due dates.

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10 April | Business hibernation strategies

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.

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6 April | COVID-19 & Life Insurance - can I claim?

As we’ve received a number of queries from clients asking whether their insurance policies will pay out amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – our exerts have answered two of the most common questions.

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1 April | How CFOs can pro-actively respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus is a reality that, in 2020, will directly or indirectly affect us all.

How potentially devastating could Coronavirus be for economic and business activity? Those that work in Risk Management know it doesn’t take long to reach “Catastrophic”.

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31 March | NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy Scheme to keep workers in jobs

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.

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

Following this week’s Government announcement, wage subsidies will now be available for all employers that are significantly impacted by COVID-19.

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19 March | How NZ’s COVID-19 economic response can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief

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 Coronavirus Economic Response Package. Here we take a look at some of the key measures and how we can help you receive assistance.

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18 March | New Zealand pledges $8.7bn for business assistance

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 go towards funding tax breaks and wage subsidies.

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18 March | New Zealand pledges $8.7bn for business assistance (Mandarin translation)

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 go towards funding tax breaks and wage subsidies.

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