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Business interruption due to Covid-19

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic had an immediate impact on businesses nationwide. Lockdowns and the border closure have caused massive disruption. For many this was temporary, for some, permanent. Inland Revenue has released a draft Interpretation Statement “Income tax and GST – deductions for businesses disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic”. The statement sets out Inland …

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Corporate governance for small businesses

Good corporate governance is often viewed as important for large companies with an established board of directors. However, the principles that underpin good corporate governance can benefit any organisation, irrespective of size. Why is it then that the term governance often raises alarm bells with small business owners? Perhaps it’s the fear of losing control …

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ACC – Supporting your business to be safer

Every year quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces associated with accidental rollovers. An average of five people die in work-related quad bike incidents every year. WorkSafe strongly recommends that crush protection devices (CPDs) are installed on all quad bikes used for work. ACC has collaborated with WorkSafe …

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Holiday Pay

The MBIE Labour Inspectorate have recently announced that they are going to prioritise employer compliance with the Holiday Pay Act. They expect businesses to calculate leave and holiday pay entitlements accurately. However, a growing number of non-compliance cases suggest that this is easier said than done, with both small and large businesses finding the rules …

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