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18 Mar 2020 14:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Full details of the Government's $12.1bn rescue package announced this afternoon are available here.  The good news is that the rescue package covers self-employed and contractors which provides relief for the screen sector in the short term.

Included in the package is $8.7bn for business and jobs;
 and $5.1bn in wage subsidies which includes self employed and contractors. This is available for up to 3 months and will be re-assessed after that period.  Here is the link if you would like to make an application.

* $126m allocated to leave/isolation reports: once again contractors/self-employed are covered under this payment.  Workers are covered for the 14-day stand down period, or the entire period if the worker has contracted COVID-19.

* $2.8bn in business tax changes to free up cash flow; this includes a provisional tax threshold lift (to $5,000), the reinstatement

The Screen Guild is working towards coming back with recommendations for our members how best to fulfil the criteria, and successfully complete the forms.

The Screen Industry Guild is the short name for The Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand Incorporated. 

The Screen Industry Guild is supported by its members and the New Zealand Film Commission.

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