Welcome to the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
THE VOICE OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Your Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is part of the Business Response Team established locally and nationally in response to Covid-19. Our role is to ensure your voice and needs are being met as we work together through the impacts of COVID-19.
As a Chamber, we are working very closely with all local and central government agencies to provide you with as much useful and practical support and information as possible.
We have pulled together a range of resources for employers and we are updating this website daily, as new information comes to hand, so check back regularly.
WAGE SUBSIDY EXTENSION to support employers affected by COVID-19. Many local businesses have benefited from this and we have been told the application process for the original wage subsidy has been very easy. Find out more and apply here (available from 10 June 2020).
Latest Information from Ministry of Health
The NZ Covid Tracer app creates a digital diary of the places you visit
The Current New Zealand Situation
Extensive reference site where you can see the current number of cases, latest media releases, current travel restrictions, isolation procedures and many other resources.
Local Level Support for Hutt Valley Businesses
Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council and the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce have formed the Hutt Valley Business Response Team. Together, we’ve built a Hutt Valley specific website and Facebook group containing business support resources, information, advice and a means to stay connected and respond to your questions.
We encourage you to visit this site regularly and join the group. Share tips, collaborate, connect, stay up to date and get assistance.
Take a look at the following fact sheets to help you interpret what is on offer from the Government, and your obligations as an employer:
The Government's Business Support Package
This package is unparalleled and we encourage you to take a look at what the package includes and whether your business is eligible or not. The support package will be administered by the Ministry of Social Development and in the first instance, you will need to complete a simple online application form. Find out more about the wage subsidy extension, available from 10 June 2020.
See if you can get help with the following:
- Wage subsidy scheme. Each business can only apply once for the wage subsidy.
- Leave support
- Business finance guarantee scheme and mortgage holidays
- Government packages and support
- Tax relief update
- Temporary loss carry-back scheme
- Small business cash flow loan
- Provisional tax threshold
Information for Business
Official Government website for business, bringing together information relating to COVID-19, how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information comes to hand.