Wage rise to put pressure on businesses
The Fair Work Commission decision to raise the National Minimum Wage by 5.2% and modern award minimum wage rates by 4.6% puts pressure on small businesses at a time when the cost of doing business is already rising.
Electric vehicles power up drive tourism
Holiday destinations across Regional NSW have been allocated $20 million by the NSW Government to install 3,500 electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The co-fund grant is avaiable to a variety of businesses, creating Australia’s largest charging network.
Free support for flood-impacted businesses
Our Workplace Advice Line is now fully accessible and free to all business owners affected by the current flood disaster. Normally for members only, the service will be available for the next two weeks at no charge.
Nominations now open for NSW Top Tourism Town Following the success of the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards in 2021, NSW Tourism Industry Council is now calling for nominations for Top Tourism Towns in three categories across the state.
Confidence is key for the state budget
The ability to trade safely and the ability to plan for the future are top priorities for business is central to Business NSW’s submission ahead of the upcoming NSW Budget.
NSW continues to power national ecomony
The state has done well to weather the COVID storm, but headwinds will still impact the recovery, following the release of the NSW Government’s Mid – Year Budget forecast.
Job ads soar The ongoing labour shortage is a major issue for businesses and could derail our post-pandemic recovery.
Businesses watching to see who's on their side Small business owners across the state are looking for support from their political leaders, when amendments to Workers Compensation appear before the NSW Parliament, according to Business NSW.
Visitor economy gets financial shot in the arm The NSW visitor economy applauds today’s $570 million accommodation and events support package as the industry starts the steep climb back after a challenging 18-month period, according to the NSW Tourism Industry Council.
More support for business a welcome move Business NSW says further support for businesses, particularly small business, is a clear sign the NSW Government understands the challenges they confront as businesses begin to re-open.
Business welcomes new Premier, Perrottet Business NSW welcomes the appointment of the new Liberal leadership team under Premier Dominic Perrottet and looks forward to working with them on the ongoing reopening and recovery of the NSW economy.
NSW receives roadmap to freedom Hospitality, entertainment, community sport, education and domestic travel will all return under the NSW government’s new pathway out of lockdowns.
Roadmap gives certainty to business The Premier has confirmed that 11 October is the day we will likely reopen at 70% double vaccination rate, which we are calling #backtobusiness day.
A day to celebrate getting back to business #BackToBusiness Business NSW is calling on business owners, their employees and customers to share how they're planning to celebrate the re-opening of their favourite businesses when our state reaches the 70% double-vaccination target.
There is a faster way out of lockdown An op-ed by Business NSW Chief Executive, Daniel Hunter. In NSW people are losing their jobs, their businesses and their entire livelihoods. There's no end in sight for this current lockdown of 6 million people that is costing the economy $1 billion per week, and it's costing people their livelihoods and their mental health.
Support package welcome news for Business Owners
We've been working with the Government on this initiative since the lockdown was confirmed. By using the real experiences of our members we were able to demonstrate the widespread need for a quick turn-around for this package.
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