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ELECTION 2020: No more wage subsidy extension: Ardern

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 05 Jul 2020

ELECTION 2020: No more wage subsidy extension: Ardern
Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 05 Jul 2020
The wage subsidy scheme will end some three weeks before the election, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed today. “We have clearly signalled the wage subsidy is not something can go on for the never-never,” she told journalists after a rousing speech to around 600 Labour Party faithful and an online audience of thousands for the party’s traditional election year Congress. Extending the wage subsidy beyond its current cut-off of Sept. 1 risked delaying “the critical work that businesses may need to do to pivot into the new covid enviro...

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