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PBT link - employers | Wage subsidy

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The Ministry of Social Development, the Treasury, Inland Revenue, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have commissioned MartinJenkins to undertake a survey of organisations across Aotearoa New Zealand to understand their experiences of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. 

This survey is for employers, organisations and sole-traders only.
Please do not fill it out if you are an employee, contractor, unemployed or retired.

Your feedback about the subsidy - good or bad - is important for ensuring the government responds well to any future crises.  

This survey relates to the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy as implemented between March 2020 and December 2021.
  • We estimate this survey will take 8 minutes.
  • Someone who has a good overview of the organisation and who has been involved in decisions about the Wage Subsidy is best placed to answer this survey.
  • Your responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential. We will not identify individual respondents in any reports. The purpose of the evaluation is not to audit any individual or business. We will not pass on any information gained about illegal behaviour (such as tax evasion) unless there is an immediate risk to the safety of an individual, or revelation of serious harm caused to an individual in the recent past (such as modern slavery, exploitation). 
  • All responses will be held securely by MartinJenkins. Government agencies will not have access to your individual responses.
COVID-19 has been difficult for many people. Support is available, if you need it, for issues raised by this survey or otherwise:
  • 0800 OLA LELEI (0800 652 535) is a freephone service where people can talk to a trained Pacific mental health or social worker about any worries, issues or concerns they may have due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
  • Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers. 0800 LIFELINE. (0800 543 354) Text ‘Help’ To 4357. 
  •  has links to financial supports and advice for businesses 
  • has advice about employment issues for workers 


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact:

Penny Fitzpatrick
Practice Lead - Evaluation and Research, MartinJenkins