Welcome to the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
THE VOICE OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
As a Chamber, we are working very closely with all local and central government agencies to provide you with as much useful and practical support and information as possible.
Your Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is part of the Business Response Team established locally and nationally in response to Covid-19. Our role is to ensure your voice and needs are being met as we work together through the impacts of Covid-19.
The Latest Business Support
Unsure what support you may be entitled to? Find out here, with this online tool >
- Additional funding for SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
- BUSINESS DEBT HIBERNATION
- New income relief payment IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NO LONGER VIABLE from between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020 due to Covid. Final day for application is 13 November 2020
- BORDER CLOSURES and exceptions
- Information on AUTOMATIC VISA EXTENSIONS
Latest Information from Ministry of Health
The NZ Covid Tracer app creates a digital diary of the places you visit
- Useful posters for your workplace available here including good hygiene, physical distancing, seating, maximum numbers of people etc.
The Current New Zealand Situation
Extensive reference site where you can see the current number of cases, latest media releases, current travel restrictions, isolation procedures and many other resources.
Local Level Support for Hutt Valley Businesses
Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council and the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce have formed the Hutt Valley Business Response Team. Together, we’ve built a Hutt Valley specific website and Facebook group containing business support resources, information, advice and a means to stay connected and respond to your questions.
We encourage you to visit this site regularly and join the group. Share tips, collaborate, connect, stay up to date and get assistance.
Take a look at the following fact sheets to help you interpret what is on offer from the Government, and your obligations as an employer:
The Government's Business Support Package
This package is unparalleled and we encourage you to take a look at what the package includes and whether your business is eligible or not. The support package will be administered by the Ministry of Social Development and in the first instance, you will need to complete a simple online application form. Find out more about the wage subsidy extension, available from 10 June 2020.
See if you can get help with the following:
- Wage subsidy scheme. Each business can only apply once for the wage subsidy.
- Leave support
- Business finance guarantee scheme and mortgage holidays
- Government packages and support
- Tax relief update
- Temporary loss carry-back scheme
- Small business cash flow loan
- Provisional tax threshold
Information for Business
Official Government website for business, bringing together information relating to COVID-19, how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information comes to hand.
We always appreciate hearing from our Chamber members
Congratulations to you and your Team for the enhancement of the web site to respond to the extraordinary times confronting home and business. Indeed more than that. To our communities. I was just a child when the great depression arrived. Too young then to know how it would affect and did affect my family. Some of our members today may never recover.
As a member from the Grand Stand, so to speak, I hope the voice of the Chamber will now be to urge Government to allow business to get on with the job. Life is a risk that has to be taken some times. A fact is those at the top of the decision tree all have jobs. Seriously well paid by the Tax Payers. It is now time for the risk takers in business to be allowed to do what they do best. To get back to work to generate wealth for the economy.
Best wishes. Stay Healthy and Safe.