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COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021

Who can apply

New Zealand businesses who have had or expect to have a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 28 February and 21 March, compared to a typical 14-day period between 4 January and 14 February 2021 (6 weeks before the change in alert levels), may be able to get it.

Businesses with highly seasonal revenue will be able to compare their decline in revenue to the same period of 14 consecutive days in 2020 or 2019.
This is available to businesses throughout New Zealand.
The subsidy is so businesses can keep paying their employees and acknowledges the impact on businesses because of the rise in alert levels.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria