30 November 2021

On 22 October, the Government announced a number of changes to the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) in recognition of the ongoing restrictions faced by businesses in New Zealand, and especially in the Auckland region, as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

The RSP moved to fortnightly payments at double the previous rate from 12 November 2021, and is now paid fortnightly. Before this, it was paid at a base rate of $1,500 per eligible business and $400 for each full-time employee up to a total of $21,500. From 12 November, this increased to $3,000 per business and $800 per FTE, up to 50 FTEs, with a maximum fortnightly payment of $43,000.

Applications opened for the sixth round of the RSP at 8am on 26 November 2021. Businesses and organisations can apply for the sixth payment even if they have received all previous payments. The affected revenue period for this payment started on 19 November 2021.

The first, second and third rounds of RSP payments will close on 1 December 2021. Applications for the fourth, fifth and sixth payments will now close at midnight 2 December 2021.

Applications for the Wage Subsidy #8 opened on 26 November 2021 and will close at midnight on 9 December 2021. You can find out more here.

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