We continue to write to you to let you know that in accordance with the Victorian Government Roadmap to reopening ,our office will remain closed until the 26th of October.
The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business.
As part of our regular series of updates, we have enclosed a number of links to assist our business clients with some policy changes of which you should all be made aware.
Permitted Work - Victoria. Although not strictly an area that we can advise on, we thought we would share these 2 links with you as a service to all of us in Victoria.
On 21 July 2020,the Government announced that the JobKeeper Payment (‘JKP’) would be extended until 28 March 2021(i.e., for a further six months beyond its original end date of 27 September 2020). As a result, JKPs would now be made over two separate extension periods.
To our friends around Australia, our thoughts are with you at this time. We express our sympathies and condolences to those that have lost loved ones during this time.
The Government has announced that JobKeeper payments will continue for 6 months beyond the legislated finish date of 27 September 2020, subject to revamped eligibility rules. There will be 2 tiers of payment rates as part of "JobKeeper 2.0"
There are some changes to superannuation to note from the 1st July 2020; removal of work test to age 67, temporary reduction in super pension minimum drawdowns, early release of super, Super Guarantee Amnesty for Employers.
Despite this, we want to write to you and reassure you that the Melbourne office will still be functioning with only minor disruptions.
The State Government has announced a further $534 million Business Support Package to provide more support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.