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Confidence guaranteed as we get back to work

The NSW Government has committed to providing a Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and will expand the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate for all eligible small businesses. Small and medium business owners will be able to open with confidence thanks to a suite of support measures from the [...]

How does the requirement for commercial tenants to have less than $50 million in annual turnover apply if their commercial activities extend beyond the property where the rent relief is being given?

To be eligible, a commercial tenant must have had, or is part of a group which had, an annual turnover of less than $50 million. This refers to the tenant’s annual turnover considering their total commercial activities, not just the commercial activities being conducted at the property where the rent reduction is being given. This [...]

Becoming a permanent employee

Employers offering casual conversion Employers (except small business employers) need to make a written offer to convert their casual employee to permanent employment within 21 days after the employee’s 12-month anniversary, if the employee: has been employed by the employer for 12 months has worked a regular pattern of hours on an ongoing basis for [...]

Back to Business Program

The current lockdown has been hard on our whole community, including local businesses, many of which are owned and staffed by locals. Our local economy is a vital fabric of the Northern Beaches providing employment, social connectivity and investment. Council is committed to helping businesses get back on their feet whilst allowing our community to [...]

Claiming motor vehicle expenses?

You can claim a deduction for motor vehicles expenses that are part of the everyday running of your business – but you can only claim the business portion if your vehicle is for both business and private use. Depending on whether you’re a sole trader, partnership, company or trust and the type of [...]

Power boat standard up to speed

AS 1799.1:2009, Small craft, Part 1: General requirements for power boats, has been revised to align with current industry design and construction. An assessment of compliance to Australian regulation found AS 1799.1:2009 raised concerns around interpretation and out of date methodologies. The revision aims to support industry in compliance and safety. Australian [...]

Mediation Services provided by the NSW Small Business Commission

Reports noted the ongoing economic impacts of the Health Orders, including on the ability of businesses to pay rent. The mediation services offered by the NSW Small Business Commission may be of significant benefit to small businesses involved in a COVID-related business dispute during this difficult time, particularly those businesses in dispute over a retail [...]

CEO message: Financial support for Northern Beaches businesses

The NSW Government will today officially announce two tiers of grants for Northern Beaches businesses impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown over the Christmas period. First tier grants of $3,000 will be for small businesses that have suffered at least a 30 per cent decline in turnover, while second tier grants of $5,000 will be [...]