August 04, 2020
August 04, 2020 | Adviser News
COVID-19 Stimulus packages - Adviser resources
With the pandemic response in Australia evolving rapidly, it’s easy to lose track of the latest information. We’ve been monitoring the situation and have developed resources to support you so you can focus on helping your clients.
COVID-19 Stimulus Packages Repacked webinar
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has led to several changes to financial support measures, and introduced new initiatives to drive growth in certain sectors. With interest once again increasing on what these changes will mean, Adam Crabbe from Zurich’s Risk Strategy Specialist Team, will be hosting a second webinar event, this time focusing on how the various schemes have changed, what new initiatives have been unveiled, and most importantly, what advice opportunities exist from the amended stimulus measures. You can register for the webinar today at www.afa.asn.au/event/covid-19-stimulus-packages-repacked
NEW JobKeeper extension Factsheet
On 21 July 2020, the government announced a tapered extension of the JobKeeper Payment subsidy. The JobKeeper Payment, which was originally due to expire in late September this year, will now continue to be available to eligible businesses (including the self-employed) and not-for-profits until 28 March 2021, but with some important modifications. Find out what these are in our Factsheet now.
You can also still check for information on other key areas of government assistance around COVID-19 on our Government assistance for Australians in financial stress webpage: zurich.com.au/advisers/news/adviser-news/2020/government-assistance-for-australians-in-financial-stress.html
We will continue to monitor developments as they arise, but as always, please reach out to your Zurich or OnePath representative if you have any questions on the above.