26 April 2020 – Government audits wage subsidy program, some businesses required to repay subsidies

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Audit
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Reviews
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Min Social Development, Min Business, Innovation

Overview: Government audits wage subsidy program
Full details here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/wage-subsidy-audits-protect-business-integrity

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The audit itself provided evidence of some misuse of the program