15 Sep 2021

Covid-19: Call for mental health funding for businesses

From Morning Report, 6:07 am on 15 September 2021

Stressed owners of small businesses say covid restrictions are pushing them to breaking point and are pleading for more support.

Business New Zealand and the National Party are taking up their cause.

They want the government to set up a fund specifically offering mental health support to stressed owners and employees.

Hospitality New Zealand also wants firms to continue to get access to the wage subsidy even when Auckland comes down to alert level 2.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.