by Stuff.co.nz — December 2, 2020
Hollywood blockbuster-maker James Cameron has taken more than $150,000 in wage subsidies, with one of his businesses showing no signs of opening its doors again.
Signs have been in the window of Food Forest Organics, Cameron’s shop in Greytown, Wairarapa, for months saying it is closed until further notice due to Covid-19.
Work and Income’s database shows Food Forest Organics took $25,288 in wage subsidies for four of its staff while T Base 2 took $126,532 in subsidies for 18 staff.
Wage subsidy rules only state that employers must keep employees on during the period covered by the wage subsidy.
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