Updated 26 October 2021.
It has been announced that the Government will boost payments to businesses affected by higher alert levels as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.
The next payment of the Resurgence Support Payment will be available to apply for from the 29th October through myIR. This payment will remain at the current rate of $1,500 plus $400 per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee, up to a maximum of 50 FTE.
Subsequent payments will be for $3,000 plus $800 per FTE, still up to a maximum of 50 FTE.
The frequency of the payments will also change. They will be available fortnightly, on 12 November, 26 November, and 10 December as long as Auckland has not moved to the COVID Protection Framework.
Reminder: The eligibility criteria also changed for newer businesses on 9 September 2021, please visit our website for more information: Eligibility for the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) (ird.govt.nz) .
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions around this support.