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Update: COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021

Work and Income have announced a new Wage Subsidy for businesses affected by the rise in Alert Levels on 28 February 2021

Applications will be available from the Work and Income website from 1pm on Thursday 4th March – Link to Work and Income Wage Subsidy


To qualify, your business needs to experience a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 28 February and 21 March, compared to a typical 14-day period between 4 January and 14 February 2021 (6 weeks before the change in Alert Levels). This is available to businesses throughout New Zealand.


You’ll be able to apply online from 1pm on Thursday 4 March 2021 and payments start from Monday 8 March 2021.

Payment rates

The Wage Subsidy March 2021 will be paid for 2 weeks at the rate of:

  • $585.80 a week for each full-time employee retained (20 hours a week or more)
  • $350 a week for each part-time employee retained (less than 20 hours a week)

You can’t get a Wage Subsidy for an employee for the period they’re covered by a Leave Support Scheme or Short-Term Absence Payment.

If you have any questions or need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2020 Client Questionnaires

Please download any applicable PDF questionnaires below to fill out. Once completed you can email to, or upload to your Xero software in Files.


Q: What type of questionnaire should I use?


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Manning Warner Browne Covid-19 updates

Update: 7th Aug 2020

With the move to Level 1 we are pleased to avise that we have returned to normal operations.   We are following governments guidelines for business and ask that before visiting our offices, should you feel unwell, particularly with symptoms of COVID-19, that you contact us by phone and we can discuss your requirements and whether these can be achieved by phone or with a digital face to face meeting.

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