COVID chat for business podcast series

Welcome to our COVID chat for business podcast series. In each episode, you’ll get the latest updates and developments for business, giving you need-to-know COVID-19 information from a business and accounting perspective.

Guest: Gavan Ord, Manager - Business and Investment Policy, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia
Host: Jane Rennie, General Manager, External Affairs, Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

COVID-19’s impact on commercial insurance | 29 November 2021

In this podcast, our special guest Tony Jackson from QBE Insurance Group shares his insights into the challenges posed by the pandemic on commercial insurance, including which sectors were hit hardest. You'll also hear about business interruption claims, a global upswing in insurance premiums and government subsidised insurance.

Should you worry about inflation? | 22nd November 2021

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the reasons driving inflation in Australia and across the globe and its potential impacts on consumer confidence, business and interest rates. We also share suggestions for businesses on managing the impact of inflation.

Trends in Australian commercial property market | 8th November 2021

In this podcast, our special guest William Young CPA, Fund Manager, Mortgages, Real Estate Investment, Australian Unity talks about commercial property trends including a shift towards more floor space to build COVID-safe offices, landlords increasing incentives to attract and retain tenants, and the factors leading to strong demand and high prices in commercial property value. You'll also hear about the latest trends in the development of mixed-use offices and the rise of experiential retail.

Designing a return-to-work plan | 1st November 2021

In this episode, we discuss practical tips to set up a COVID-safe workplace, as well the different return-to-office plans being adopted by the Big 4 consulting firms and small-to-medium businesses including a 60/40 model, case by case remote working approach and performance-based work from home arrangements.

Latest tax and business developments | 25th October 2021

In this episode we discuss developments involving the short cut method for claiming work-from-home expenses, registering multiple business categories under a single ABN and the impending start of the director ID regime, as well as our usual round-up of grant and roadmap changes in Australia.

COVID-19 vaccinations and your business | 18th October 2021

In this episode, our special guest Catherine Dunlop, Partner at legal firm Maddocks, discusses workplace health and safety issues surrounding COVID-19. You’ll hear insights on whether employers can mandate vaccines, public health orders, dispute management between vaccinated and unvaccinated workers, and more.

The workplace issues and business reopening | 11th October 2021

In this episode, you’ll hear our experts discuss the workplace and employment issues of businesses reopening after a COVID-19 lockdown. You’ll also hear the latest announcements for business grants around Australia. Listen now

Business grants and lodgement deferrals explained | 4th October 2021

This episode outlines recent changes to business grants and the impact of tapering off businesses support, plus we have special guest Elinor Kasapidis, Senior Manager Tax Policy, explain the ATO’s position on tax lodgement deferrals, and provide an update on Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 reporting. 

Business support around Australia | 27th September 2021

This episode gives you the latest developments for each state and territory, covering business support, grants, roadmaps out of lockdown, and more. Listen now.

Series Further Resources:
Transcript Episode 1 - Business support around Australia
Transcript Episode 2 - Business grants and lodgement deferrals explained
Transcript Episode 3 - The workplace issues and business reopening
CPA Australia’s COVID-19 support hub
Media release 27 September: More dirt track than road map until businesses receive answers
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