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Grant Thornton Launches Nine-day Fortnight

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 12:34 pm | Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is trialling a nine-day fortnight in what is believed to be a first for the professional services industry in New Zealand. The trial launched on 1 January 2024, and will see staff working for nine days but paid for 10. The trial aligns ... More >>

Survey Reveals Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Progress Under New Government

Monday, 4 December 2023, 10:18 am | Grant Thornton

A post-election survey conducted by Grant Thornton New Zealand has revealed over 330 business owners and leaders across the country are very much in the ‘wait and see’ camp when it comes to the new Government’s performance. Asked how optimistic ... More >>

Cybersecurity A Major Vulnerability In The Not For Profit Sector

Monday, 7 August 2023, 11:01 am | Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton New Zealand’s latest Not for Profit report reveals some alarming statistics about cybersecurity practices in the sector. As phishing attempts and ransomware attacks show no signs of abating in all sectors of the economy, Grant ... More >>

Broader Thinking Needed To Shift The Dial For Sustainable Business Practices

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 9:21 am | Grant Thornton

A Grant Thornton survey of nearly 300 business owners and leaders across New Zealand has revealed 79% are implementing sustainable business practices – but there’s room for improvement. Michael Worth, Grant Thornton New Zealand’s Sustainability ... More >>

NZ Business Survey Reveals Low Appetite For International Expansion

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 9:05 am | Grant Thornton

A Grant Thornton survey of nearly 300 business owners and leaders across New Zealand has revealed 76% of respondents have no plans to expand internationally. New Zealand businesses are currently in a good position to enter overseas markets with new free ... More >>

Budget 2023: More Investment Desperately Needed For Overwhelmed Primary Healthcare Sector

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 10:56 am | Grant Thornton

Despite some reprieve from Budget 2022 and a small boost to international recruitment, problems within the primary healthcare sector remain overwhelming, says Pam Newlove, partner and healthcare lead at Grant Thornton New Zealand. Money allocated in Budget ... More >>

Research Reveals Businesses’ Gloomy Economic Outlook As Battle For Talent Intensifies

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 8:54 pm | Grant Thornton

A Grant Thornton survey of nearly 300 business owners and leaders across New Zealand has revealed many are anticipating a tough year ahead despite a majority experiencing success in the last twelve months. While 50% of survey respondents have grown their ... More >>

Are Not For Profits Ready For Their Reserves To Be Made Public?

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:10 am | Grant Thornton

Recommendations from the recent Charities Act Review could mean registered charities with operating expenses over $140,000 per year will be required to disclose information about the reserves they hold, and why they hold them, says Barry Baker, Partner and ... More >>

Research Reveals Challenging Times Ahead For Many Not For Profits

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 8:53 am | Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton New Zealand’s latest research into the Not for Profit (NFP) sector paints a picture of an agile industry bending with the winds of change, but the survey results also indicate a breaking point is on the horizon for many organisations. ... More >>

Budget Must Deliver For A GP Workforce In Crisis

Monday, 16 May 2022, 9:42 am | Grant Thornton

Funding to train more general practitioners is desperately needed in this year’s Budget. Why? Because our GP workforce is in crisis, says Pam Newlove, Partner at Grant Thornton New Zealand. Read Pam’s full article here . Newlove says, “Our ... More >>

Budget 2022 Should Back Build-to-rent Communities

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:26 am | Grant Thornton

New Zealand needs rental properties that give tenants a better experience, so let’s incentivise the creation of build-to-rent-communities, says Dan Lowe, Partner, and Property & Construction Leader.  “New Zealand has a severe shortage ... More >>

Armstrong Downes Commercial 2012 Limited (ADC) Appoints Grant Thornton As Liquidators

Monday, 2 May 2022, 1:34 pm | Grant Thornton

David Ruscoe and Russell Moore from Grant Thornton New Zealand have been appointed liquidators of ADC, a Wellington based construction company. Two of the company’s largest construction projects are suffering substantial losses as a result of being ... More >>

Grant Thornton New Zealand Launches Industry-leading Parental Leave Policy

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:13 pm | Grant Thornton

This month, Grant Thornton New Zealand launched its market-leading parental leave policy which tops up the 26-week Government primary carer leave payment to 100% of its employees’ base salary. KiwiSaver members will also receive employer contributions ... More >>

The Rental Crisis Affects Us All - And It’s Crippling NZ’s Progress

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 9:39 am | Grant Thornton

If you think the rental crisis doesn’t affect you, you’re wrong. Maybe you think you’re not affected because you own your own house, and you’re not a landlord. Wrong. New Zealand’s rental crisis isn’t only causing homelessness and poverty, ... More >>

Grant Thornton NZ Advises On NZ$1.45b Tech Acquisition

Monday, 22 March 2021, 9:51 am | Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton New Zealand has recently completed financial and tax due diligence on one of the biggest inbound NZ tech company acquisitions in recent years. Bentley Systems, the Nasdaq listed infrastructure engineering software company (NASDAQ: BSY) ... More >>

This Isn’t A Housing Crisis, It’s A Mindset Crisis

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:13 am | Grant Thornton

New Zealand needs more houses. Yet despite the simplicity of that goal, it's been impossible to keep up with demand. This problem has persisted through both National and Labour Governments – several of each. As much as we might tinker around with ... More >>

Election 2020: NZ’s Tax Psyche Set To Change

Monday, 19 October 2020, 8:12 am | Grant Thornton

All things tax will get more attention from business owners, entrepreneurs and sole traders after Labour’s landslide win over the weekend, as the newly elected Government aims to raise the income tax rate from 33% to 39% for those earning over $180k. The ... More >>

COVID-19: Hidden Gems For Some Businesses In Government’s Economic Rescue Package

Friday, 20 March 2020, 8:24 am | Grant Thornton

Ten years ago, Rt Hon Bill English removed the ability for some businesses to claim depreciation deductions on buildings in his May 2010 Budget. Fast forward to 2020 and the world is in a very different place. The impacts of the economic response ... More >>

Separations highlight problems in family law

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:24 am | Grant Thornton

People in their forties and in relationships of between 10 to 20 years are most likely to separate, with three-quarters of New Zealanders getting divorced because they fell out of love, according to the New Zealand Relationship Property Survey 2019 ... More >>

Focus on mid-sized businesses critical for economic growth

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:30 am | Grant Thornton

Despite their significant contribution to the economy, a New Zealand study released today has found our mid-sized businesses are not performing as well as their counterparts overseas. More >>





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