27 Mar 2020

Social Development Minister discusses Covid-19 financial help

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 27 March 2020

Rogue businesses double dipping on wage subsidies has prompted the government to tweak the scheme and issue a stern warning: employers must pass on the subsidies in full to workers.

The scheme for businesses hit hard by Covid-19 was initially estimated to cost around $5 billion but could now go as high as $12 billion and beyond.

The Ministry of Social Development is processing the claims. Minister Carmel Sepuloni talks to Lisa Owen.