1 Dec 2021

Hospitality NZ wants more support for businesses

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 1 December 2021

Struggling hospitality businesses in Auckland say the government is turning off their financial support just as the city's borders open and their customers leave for greener pastures.

The city moves to red on Friday, the wage subsidy will soon be paid out for the last time and the government is offering a one-off transition payment to businesses affected by higher alert levels in Auckland, Northland and Waikato.

It will be capped at 24,000 dollars but many small businesses will collect only a quarter of that.

Hospitality New Zealand Auckland branch spokesperson Jamie Freeman spoke to Corin Dann.