JobKeeper Payment Scheme: Eligibility Changes Announced

On Tuesday the 21st of July the Australian Government announced a proposed extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme from 28th September 2020 until 28th March 2021. As of the 3rd of August 2020, two further changes were implemented by the government to ease JobKeeper eligibility criteria. The two important changes announced are in relation to: Employer eligibility for the extension of the scheme; and The date for determining employee eligibility…  Read more

Extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday the 21st of July the Australian Government announced a proposed extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme from 28th September 2020 until 28th March 2021, with revised eligibility requirements and reduced payments for eligible employees. JobKeeper 2.0 The scheme outlined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison is named “JobKeeper 2.0” and aims to support businesses that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Under JobKeeper 2.0, full-time, part-time and casual employees…  Read more

Four Reasons Why Your Business Can Benefit from Recruitment Assistance

Do you need help with recruitment? We’ve got the lowdown on your recruitment options and why your business can benefit from recruitment assistance. A recruiter should be thought of as your very own personal brand spokesperson, a brand ambassador with the primary purpose to find people who will thrive in your business and help your business grow. Recruitment can be extremely time consuming and costly for a business, particularly if…  Read more

Ride-sharing Now Eligible for Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption

The Australian Government has now extended the Fringe Benefits Tax exemption for ‘taxi travel’ for employees to ride-share, with the likes of Uber, DiDi and Ola now falling under ‘taxi travel’. The inclusion of ride-sharing under ‘taxi travel’ will enable companies to receive the same tax benefits as they would for ‘taxi travel’, allowing for a wider spread of private transportation options. Ride-share businesses such as Uber and Ola are…  Read more

NSW Small Business Recovery Grant: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday 16th of June, the NSW Government announced a new recovery grant of up to $3,000, to assist small businesses with their safe re-opening, post COVID-19 lockdown. Purpose of the grant The Small Business Recovery Grant is aimed to directly support small businesses that are re-opening post COVID-19, to kickstart business operations, re-engage employees and put forward a ‘new normal’. The grant can assist businesses with areas such as:…  Read more

National Minimum Wage and Award Rates to Increase by 1.75%  

The 2020 Annual Wage Review has resulted in a decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to increase the  national minimum wage and the minimum award rate by 1.75%.   The new national minimum wage, which applies to all full-time  and part-time employees who are not covered by an award or  agreement, will increase to $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour (before tax) from 1 July 2020. The Fair Work Commission has also increased…  Read more

Allan Hall named finalist in numerous firm-wide categories

Allan Hall Business Advisors continues to impress with individual, network and firm-wide awards and accolades, with our latest nomination as winner of the Client Choice Awards 2020, Women in Finance Awards 2019 and HR Manager of the Year 2019. For further details and a full list of our recent awards, click below.

Global alliance focussed on business excellence

Allan Hall Business Advisors is an integral member of Alliott Group, a growing alliance of 170+ accounting and law firms in  across 70+ countries globally. As part of this alliance, we can connect with like-minded members of Alliott Group in other jurisdictions to support and advise our clients who are wishing to explore and develop business opportunities both locally and internationally.