Economy

Govt kicks another $300m into wage scheme

Brent Melville
Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Brent Melville
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Businesses will be able to claim an average of $7,500 per employee under the Ministry of Social Development's scaled up wage scheme, a $300 million injection into the country's economic recovery plan.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today the extended 'flexi-wage' scheme, a part of government's 2020 manifesto commitments, was a key plank in its economic recovery plan that is aimed at providing a way for unemployed Kiwis to re-enter the workforce.While the base payment programme is pegged at $276 per week for a term of eith...

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