The Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, announced on 10 September 2021 that a second round of the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) will be made available to businesses impacted by the current alert level increase, with potentially a further 2 payments being available if the current situation is ongoing. 


Eligible businesses will need to show that they have had a minimum of a 30% drop in revenue for a 7-day period from 8 September 2021 compared to a typical 7-day period in the 6 weeks prior to 17 August 2021. 


Applications will open on 17 September 2021 on the IRD's website.  Businesses will be able to apply for this round of the RSP even if they received the previous payment and applications will remain open until 1 month after the whole of New Zealand returns to Alert level 1. 


The payment is made up of $1,500 plus $400 per full-time equivalent employees including shareholder employees to a maximum of $21,500, or four times the actual revenue decline experienced by the business, whichever is lower. 


If you would like further information or would like us to apply for the RSP on your behalf, please do not hesitate to be in touch with the team.