TTNQ is continuing to lobby for the wage support needed by the tourism industry to keep staff engaged with the businesses employing them. We encourage you to access whatever support is available to help your business. This includes:
Free HR support
TTNQ is providing professional HR consultation for members who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Phoebe Kitto from HR Dynamics is available to talk through your specific situation and provide tailored HR advice. She can be contacted directly at [email protected] or ph 0438 735 926.
Joint business support
Applications are open for the joint Queensland and Australian Government $600 million COVID-19 business support package, with tiered payments ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 based on payroll size for eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations across Queensland. There is also a $1,000 one-off grant available for non-employing sole traders. Applications close on 16 November.
Business Basics (Round 2) Regional grants open on 31 August. The $5000 grant for eligible regional businesses can be used for training, website upgrades, professional advice, marketing services or specialised business support.
Support for workers
Financial support of up to $700 a week is available for individuals who have lost work or income as a result of the three-day Cairns and Yarrabah lockdown.
Rebates and tax relief
The Queensland Government has announced a $47.75 million support package to assist tourism and hospitality businesses impacted by lockdowns in Queensland and elsewhere. These include a range of rebates and tax relief.
Council rates relief
Ratepayers experiencing difficulty paying debts for rates and/or water usage charges because of COVID-19 can apply for support.
COVID-19 cleaning rebate
A cleaning rebate is available to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have been listed as an exposure site by Queensland Health.
[Business support programs – TTNQ Fortnightly Pulse – 25 August 2021]