The Silver Lining: Companies and Business Ideas Founded During Economic Downturn

Business Development Manager - Employsure - Workplace Relations, Health & Safety - Employsure

What did the Great Depression of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 have in common? They were both great. Silly joke? Yes and no. Because while economic downturns are serious business, it’s also worth remembering that during periods of major economic upheaval, wealth doesn’t so much disappear as changes hands. Money still flows. Ideas…

Update to the Homebuilder Scheme

With the enforcement of Level 4 lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Level 3 lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria the Government has recently announced a three month extension to the time to commence construction of a home under the HomeBuilder scheme. This announcement will come as a relief to many Victorians given the current pause…

COVID-19 economic stimulus measures: interaction with R&D Tax Incentive claims

R&D and Government Grants Advisor - PricewaterhouseCoopers

After the end of the 30 June 2020 income year, many companies will be looking to lodge R&D Tax Incentive claims, particularly those able to obtain a refundable R&D offset. This article considers the impact on R&D Tax Incentive claims of COVID-19 economic stimulus measures. R&D entities that have accessed economic stimulus measures should consider…

Can you turn remote meetings into more?

Marketing, Communications & Engagement - Maxsum Consulting

Come 2020 and a global pandemic, remote meetings now occupy prime real-estate on our calendars in their many and varied forms – who even knew we had so many options? But is your remote working tool of choice…working for you? As time wears on… And we realise we’re likely to be working from home for…

Stay COVID Safe – Disinfect Your Tech!

Marketing, Communications & Engagement - Maxsum Consulting

Remember the days when hot desking was the next big thing and moving to shared devices and workstations made perfect financial and environmental sense? Whilst COVID-19 has put paid to many of the in-person social joys of sharing time and space with people in the office, it has also caused a seismic shift in the…

Employer Obligations regarding Covid-19 & Face Masks : Some FAQs answered

Business Development Manager - Employsure - Workplace Relations, Health & Safety - Employsure

We all know about the requirement to wear Face Masks in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.  While this isn’t yet a rule for Regional Victoria, the COGB are recommending similar use regionally to do our part in helping curve the infection rate.  How does that effect your business and what are your obligations? This blog will…

JobKeeper Payment 2.0 – all you need to know

Marketing & Communications Manager - AFS & Associates Chartered Accountants

Following months of speculation the Government has announced the JobKeeper Program will be extended beyond September 2020, to March 2021. It is important to note if you currently receive JobKeeper Payments it remains unchanged until 27 September 2020. However, to receive the new JobKeeper Payments from 28 September 2020, the eligibility will be based on…

What you need to know about the HomeBuilder scheme

With the Government’s HomeBuilder package announced on 4 June 2020, home owners or those looking to build could receive $25,000 for the purpose of renovating an existing house or building a new one. So what is the eligibility criteria and what do you need to know?   • You will need to spend to receive.…

When is a casual, not a casual? 5 quick Q&As

Business Development Manager - Employsure - Workplace Relations, Health & Safety - Employsure

Do you employ casual workers? Due to a recent court decision, your casual workers might, in some circumstances, still be considered a permanent employee for the purposes of entitlements. Regardless of what their contract states and regardless of the payment of a casual loading. In short, the effect of this ruling is that some “casual”…