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11 June 2024

A man who made 50 applications for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy payments has been sentenced to seven months’ home detention.

23 May 2024

This week we have gone out to staff to consult on proposed changes within four of our business groups.

16 May 2024

A Christchurch man who applied for almost $40,000 in Covid-19 Wage Scheme subsidies using four different identities has been sentenced to six months community detention and reparations.

16 May 2024

A man has been jailed after defrauding the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme of $109,644.

6 May 2024

Modelling on how New Zealand adults move through the benefit system over their lifetime.