Thursday, May 29, 2008

Budget 2008-09 offers small businesses support in creating a flexible workplace

I think small to medium sized businesses are doing a great job in offering work flexibility. it certainly helps that they are small enough to make decisions more quickly and they have less red tape to contend with.

The recent Federal budget has delivered a $12 million package over three years to help small businesses introduce flexible working hours and other measures to improve retention and productivity.

Small businesses will have access to grants of up to $15,000 to help meet the costs of family friendly policies.

In addition, small business will soon be on a level playing field with big business in terms of their ability to offer assistance with child care costs. Everyone will now be entitled to a 50% child care rebate paid by the Government every quarter.

I will keep you up to date on the small business grants for boosting flexible work policies when more information comes to light.

The link below outlines other budget boosts in the workplace:

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