Welcome to the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
THE VOICE OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Your Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is part of the Business Response Team being established locally and nationally to ensure your voice and needs are being met as we work together through the impacts of COVID-19.
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.
We have pulled together a range of resources for employers and will update this page daily, as new information comes to hand.
WAGE SUBSIDIES AND LEAVE PAYMENTS available now to support employers affected by COVID-19. Already, local businesses are benefiting from these and we are being told the application process is very easy. Find out more and apply here. See a recent blog on the latest updates to the wage subsidy, here.
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. We’ve built a Hutt Valley specific website and facebook group containing business support resource, information, advice and a means to stay connected and respond to your questions.
We encourage you to visit the site regularly and join the group. Share tips, collaborate, connect, stay up to date and get assistance.
We are working hard on setting up a phone support team.
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 and apply here.
See if you can get help with the following:
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.
Latest Information from Ministry of Health
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.