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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

Our Blogs

23 06 2020

Managing risk in a pandemic

Apart from significant personal and economic pressure, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for focused assessment of business risk and more expansive business continuity planning.

12 06 2020

Recent downturn may reignite use of share-based payments

The impact that COVID-19 could lead to is an increased level of businesses considering share-based payments as a means of rewarding key staff.

11 06 2020

Applications close 30 June 2020 – $10,000 NSW Small Business Grant

Time is running out to claim the small business support grant of up to $10,000 put in place as part of the Australian Government’s Stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is designed to provide financial support to ease the pressures on small business through this crisis.

11 06 2020

HomeBuilder – $25,000 Grant

Last week it was announced that the Federal Government is offering cash grants of $25,000 to eligible applicants to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. The question remains who is eligible, and will it benefit me?

25 05 2020

JobKeeper: Alternative Turnover Test, Group Entities and ATO reviews

Further rules regarding JobKeeper payments have been enacted in recent weeks affecting the Alternative Turnover Test and Group Entities. The ATO has begun its review of JobKeeper claims to ensure the integrity of claims made.

25 05 2020

Casual employee and leave ruling: now is not the time for panic

On Wednesday, 20 May the Federal Court upheld the findings in Workpac v Skene regarding casual employees and has left many employers feeling exposed and uncertain. The Workpac ruling is not a new one. The Workpac v Skene decision was handed down in 2018 but in 2020, it was challenged again when Workpac brought a second case to the Federal Court, Workpac v Rossato.

05 05 2020

Will you be a follower or a leader?

Ken Weldin, Governance & Risk Leader at PKF in Australia, shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis and how governance and risk is being viewed through a different lense.

05 05 2020

NFP Update – how to support those who support us during a crisis

COVID-19 has not discrimated and the the not-for-profit sector is fighting to survive in the current climate. The importance of these organisations is paramount and sadly, now more than ever, these amazing charities are needed for their support and services. How can we help those who help us?

30 04 2020

Top Tips: Risk Management Basics In A Time Of Crisis

In the absence of business continuity plans, businesses still need to consider forming crisis plans and ensuring that they have a crisis team in place. Some tips to responding to this crisis are detailed by PKF Integrity Principal, Wayne Gilbert.

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