Dear Member / Friend,
Today the Prime Minister announced changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker.
JobKeeper is to be extended beyond the end of September, but not in its present form. Significant changes are:
Payment rates. The payment will be reduced and paid at 2 rates:
The JobKeeper payment will continue to be paid in arrears and employers will continue to be required to make payments equal to or greater than the amount of the JobKeeper payment.
Here is the link to the JobKeeper package
For recipients, the Jobseeker Supplement of $550 will in September be reduced to $250. The total payment to be received will be reduced from $1,115 to $815.
From the end of September JobSeeker recipients will have an income free area of $300, up from the present $106.
There will also be changes to the rules surrounding assets and applying for jobs. Please see the transcript of the Prime Minister’s press conference today.
Business NSW has produced a summary of the results of a survey it conducted in relation to COVID-19. Please find the press release in the event that you have not already received it.
Stay safe and stay distant.
Armidale Business Chamber
0402 838 077
The Armidale Business Chamber has put together a free business coaching package to support business as they adjust to significant change under very tight timeframes and difficult circumstances.
In partnership with Mandy Walker of Focus First the Chamber is providing a 45 minute one on one business coaching consultation (via phone). Each session is tailored to the needs of the individual business, whether those are: 'tactical and practical, providing help with navigating the now; or survival, keeping your business afloat; or for future planning, reimagining your business or starting a new one.
The consult is by appointment only. Contact Mandy via email or phone 0459 098 618.
Join our dedicated Facebook Groups here: