Small businesses are now fighting for their survival and governments around the world are supporting them to help them stay afloat. Here are the different relief packages offered to SMEs (small, and medium enterprises) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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AUSTRALIA

  • Cash-flow Boost for up to AU$100,000
  • JobKeeper Payment Scheme
  • Wage Support for Apprentices or Trainees

Visit business.gov.au for more information.

CANADA

  • Wage Subsidy Support
  • Deferral of Tax Remittance and Duty Payments
  • Diverse credit access programs

Visit canada.ca/en/department-finance for more information.

HONG KONG

  • More than 70 measures in line with the Anti-Epidemic Fund (AEF)
  • The Government provides each sector with specific subsidies

Visit coronavirus.gov.hk for more information.

SINGAPORE

  •  Deferred payment of principal on secured SME Term Loans.
  • Lower Interest on SME Loans
  • Flexible Premium Installment Plan for general insurance policies

Visit mas.gov.sg/regulation/covid-19 for more information.

NEW ZEALAND

  • Finance guarantee loan schemes for SMEs up to NZ$ 500,000

Visit business.govt.nz/covid-19 for more information.

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Business rates relief
  • Financing up to £5,000,000
  • Tax payment deferral
  • Assistance for employee wages and sick pay

Visit gov.uk/coronavirus for more information. 

UNITED STATES

  • Small businesses may get capital access up to US$5,500,000
  • Can be used to assist businesses with their payroll, inventory, and market fluctuations.

Visit sba.gov for more information.

 

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