What Lockdown Support Is Available To NSW Businesses?

If your business has been adversely impacted by the recent lockdown in NSW, support is coming.

The NSW and Federal Governments have announced a series of new measures to support business during extended lockdowns of four weeks or more.

  • Up to $15,000 through the expanded NSW 2021 COVID-19 business grants program
  • Up to $10,000 cashflow support per week
  • NSW micro business grants
  • NSW payroll tax deferrals and a 25% payroll tax waiver
  • NSW rent protections and grants
  • NSW sector support for the arts and accommodation sector

You can streamline the process of applying for business support by ensuring:

2021 COVID-19 Business Grant of up to $15,000

The previously announced small business grants have been increased to up to $15,000 and expanded to eligible businesses (including not-for-profits and sole traders) with annual wages of up to $10 million.

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Cashflow Support of up to $10,000

A cashflow payment between a minimum of $1,500 and maximum of $10,000 per week based on 40% of the NSW payroll payments of your business (including not-for-profits).

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$1,500 Micro Business Grants

A new grant for micro businesses (including sole traders) providing $1,500 per fortnight while lockdown restrictions apply. The grants are available from week one of the lockdown until restrictions are eased.

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Payroll tax relief

NSW payroll tax has been deferred for July and August 2021 until 7 October 2021 for all businesses. The due date for the 2020-21 annual reconciliation has also been deferred until 7 October 2021.

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Rent protections and grants

Commercial and retail rent protections will be reinstituted.

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Specific sector based support

A $75 million support package will be provided to the performing arts sector to be administered by Create NSW and a $26 million support package will be provided to the accommodation sector.

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