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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2623 ..


(B) the COVID-19 Business Grant Extension payment of $10 000 for all employing businesses and $3750 for non-employing businesses, paid to all businesses who were eligible for the COVID-19 Business Support Grant in industries still significantly impacted by the health restrictions;

(C) additional one-off top-up payments for larger businesses at the following rates:

(aa) $10 000 for employing businesses with a turnover greater than $2 million and less than $5 million;

(ba) $20 000 for employing businesses with a turnover greater than $5 million and less than $10 million; and

(ca) $30 000 for employing businesses with a turnover greater than $10 million; and

(D) further one-off grants to businesses in the tourism, accommodation provider, arts and events and hospitality industries at the following rates:

(aa) $1000 for non-employing businesses;

(ba) $3000 for employing businesses with turnover less than $2 million;

(ca) $10 000 for employing businesses with turnover greater than $2 million and less than $5 million; and

(da) $20 000 for employing businesses with turnover greater than $5 million;

(ii) the COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Scheme providing up to $10 000 in credits for payroll tax, utility charges, rates and other selected fees and charges;

(iii) $10 000 commercial rates credit for landlords who offer rent relief to tenants impacted by COVID-19 and additional protections;

(iv) reinstating the Local Business Commissioner to connect businesses with relevant areas of government to access information on commercial tenancy measures and financial assistance; and

(v) providing free accredited mediation services to businesses whose tenancy disputes are complex and cannot be resolved without formal mediation;

(vi) bringing back HOMEFRONT to support local artists with grants of up to $10 000;

(vii) providing up to $75 000 for individual accommodation providers and $15 000 for small private tourism operators through the Accommodation and Tourism Venue Operator support program; and

(viii) providing up to $15 000 for small tourism operators and boutique accommodation providers through the Small Tourism Operator COVID Recovery Payment; and

(h) for the COVID-19 business support grants, as at Wednesday, 15 September:


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