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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Small business operators across the Upper Hunter electorate impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown are being encouraged to participate in a virtual support forum next week.

Upper Hunter MP, Dave Layzell, will host the online event to be attended by Minister for Finance and Small Business, the Hon. Damien Tudehope MLC, and NSW Small Business Commissioner Chris Lamont.

“I have been speaking with small business in my electorate and heard the stories of how the past five weeks have stretched their financial resources and I want to help them access the NSW Government assistance that is available,” Mr Layzell said.

“Business chambers and chambers of commerce have been invited to participate and I encourage their members and all other business operators requiring assistance to be part of this virtual gathering.”

The NSW Government has implemented several types of financial support to help businesses across the state as part of the COVID-19 support package, which Minister Tudehope will outline.

The Small Business Commissioner will focus on the role and services available through the NSW Small Business Commission.

The forum is being held on Thursday 16 September from 6pm for approximately one hour.

To secure your place at the virtual forum email

A Service NSW representative will be available to answer questions.

“Written questions are also encouraged, especially from people who have encountered challenges accessing state government assistance, and should be emailed to my office prior to the meeting,” Mr Layzell said.


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