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How to improve your employees’ financial wellbeing


It is critical that employers are having open dialogues with their employees to monitor both mental and financial wellness.  In PwC’s recent 9th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey (a US

Insolvency protections extended for SMEs


The Federal government has announced that it is extending the temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections that have been put in place to support struggling small businesses impacted by the Covid

Easier access to JobKeeper funding announced


Coronavirus-hit businesses will get easier access to wage subsidies with the federal government injecting a further $15 billion into JobKeeper. In a move designed to cushion the economic sledgehammer blow

4 tax boost opportunities for franchisors


There are new government schemes and initiatives that franchisors could benefit from this new financial year, writes Vaughan Fergusson, founder of Vend. The dawn of a new financial year provides an

What you’ll have to do to keep staff on JobKeeper 2.0


JobKeeper will be extended through to 28 March 2021 in an amended, two-tier format that sees payments reduced and aligned to full or part time hours. The two-tier payments from

What SMEs need to do to survive 2020


We are seeing one of the toughest starts to a new financial year in decades, with small-business owners bearing the brunt of the impact. By the end of September, the

Banks extend loan deferrals program for small business


The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed the decision by the Australian Banking Association (ABA) to extend its loan deferrals program for small businesses that

Will a GST hike help Australia’s economic recovery?


As the government seeks to recoup the hundreds of billions of dollars it has spent on its Covid-19 recovery efforts, consultancy firm PwC has recommended a rethinking of the GST

3 vital insurance tools to protect your franchise


The world of business insurance can be hard to navigate. With so many products on the market and so many different providers, what you need and what you want can

Self-isolating? How to get your coronavirus crisis tax claim right


Coronavirus is going to change the way we claim at tax time. Here’s what you need to know   With the increasing requirement to self-isolate to stop the spread of the