Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to franchise businesses, and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is absolutely focussed on doing everything possible to support members through this period.
The FCA will continue to provide resources, representation and ongoing support to members during this pandemic.
JobKeeper Payment for employers and employees
Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months. Find out more at www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/
Federal Government support initiatives
Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new Federal Government support for Australian businesses here.
State government business assistance
For a breakdown on each state and territory’s business assistance packages and support, click here.
Beyond Blue offers the following wellbeing advice in relation to the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Federal Government’s www.australia.gov.au site provides the latest COVID‑19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies.
State and Territory Governments
For information for businesses about COVID-19 provided by Australia’s State and Territory Governments, please click on the links below.