Employees working from home are likely to claim new deductible expenses on their tax returns

What You Need to Know – Working from Home Tax Returns

While for many, working from home has been a difficult transition, there is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of tax returns. For the first time, employees working from home will benefit from a number of deductions that were previously unavailable. What is important is that employees ...

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organisations must upgrade their cyber-security to protect themselves from increased cyber threats during the pandemic

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Cyber-Security Right Now

Between lockdown restrictions and the corresponding economic conditions, businesses have had a difficult time in recent months. For many, one thing has gone wrong after another – when it comes to cyber-security, much of this has been totally out of our control. Current circumstances have ...

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Increased cyber security threat have increased the need for cyber insurance policies

Increased Cyber Threat During Pandemic Highlights Need for Protection

We’ve all had to get used to dealing with the unexpected in business over the previous few months. The turbulence of the pandemic economy has forced many businesses to close or substantially modify their operation. Sadly, many organisations will be unable to bounce back from these challenges. ...

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Income protection insurance covers you when injury or ailment prevents you from working and making a living

What You Need to Know about Income Protection

When it comes to insurance, people tend to be mindful of their cars, home and contents and their businesses. Too frequently we see that people either neglect or simply don’t consider protecting their income. There’s no disputing that funding your day-to-day life is a key priority and purpose of ...

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Easing Your Finances with Loan Conversion

Easing Your Finances with Loan Conversion

Using a suitable financing strategy in the right circumstances can save a mortgage owner a lot of money and stress. The current economy has put pressure on all of us. Those with debt may be feeling particularly stressed at the moment, while their financial commitments are especially burdensome. ...

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Office 365 is a cloud technology software suite connecting teams and devices

What Office 365 Can Do for Your Workplace

The switch to cloud technology can be a significant decision as well as a drawn-out process for many companies. Although it may not be the best choice for every single business, its applications provide substantial benefit to many organisations, including in operational efficiency. Generally ...

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The HomeBuilder grant will award $25,000 to successful applicants building or renovating their house

The $25,000 HomeBuilder Grant

The Federal Government has just announced the HomeBuilder grant as another component of the economic stimulus package. HomeBuilder pledges $25,000 to eligible applicants who are building or renovating their homes. Those who sign a building contract between June 4 and December 31, 2020, will be ...

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JobKeeper 2.0 will extend until March next year

JobKeeper 2.0 – The New Requirements

We previously provided you with details of the eligibility criteria to continue to receive JobKeeper, past the initial JobKeeper end date of 27 September 2020.  Last week, the Federal Government announced an easing of the eligibility criteria and further details have been provided in relation ...

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As the end of financial year approaches, business looks to resume to some level

End of Financial Year

From everyone at Lockwood Partners and Provide Group, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support through these uncharted and challenging circumstances. A return to business as usual in some degree is very welcome, but it is expected that we will have to deal with a number of obstacles ...

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The Advantages of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Systems

Why Your Business Needs Unified Continuity (Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery) Technology

Unified continuity and traditional backup are the two common data saving measures that all businesses rely on. The fundamental difference between the two choices is that unified technologies consist of fully integrated systems, while traditional backups do not.

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