COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

Employers and sole traders could apply for the Wage Subsidy before 10 June 2020. It was to support them if they were impacted by COVID-19 and faced laying off staff or reducing hours.

Information

You can no longer apply for the Wage Subsidy.

You can still apply for the Leave Support Scheme if you have staff who can’t work because of COVID-19.

Check business.govt.nz/covid-19 to find out about other business supports available.

Wage Subsidy employer search

To ensure payments under the Wage Subsidy Scheme are transparent and that the scheme is accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.

The search will tell you:

  • the name of the company
  • the number of employees for whom payment has been made
  • the amount paid.