16 Feb 2021

Businesses disappointed at govt's 7-day lockdown rule for support package

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 16 February 2021

Businesses say every day bites in lockdown, and they believe the relief package offered by the government doesn't touch the sides.

The government is rushing through legislation for a cash injection for some businesses in specific lockdown situations.

Businesses will now be eligible for the money if they experience a 30 percent drop in revenue over seven days.

They will be able to apply for $1,500, plus $400 for each employee up to a total of 50 full-time employees.

Russell Gray is the president of Good Group, which owns casual and fine dining restaurants in Auckland and Queenstown like Botswana Butchery and Dirty Laundry. He talks to Lisa Owen.