Kiwisaver Update

Just a quick Kiwisaver update. Did you know IRD can penalise you for not attending to Kiwisaver matters correctly. Read more.....

It can be lonely being the boss

The MYOB Business Monitor Survey in May 2020 reported that 66% of small or medium sized business owners feel that COVID-19 has impacted their mental wellbeing. A similar survey from MYOB in Feb 2019 showed that 31% experienced a mental health condition since starting or taking over their business. These are shocking figures, even pre-COVID. Read more....

It's not all black and white

With Labour Day fast approaching and us in Marlborough enjoying our annual holiday the following week, we have two long weekends coming up. A great time of year for us to get outside, catch our breath and be with our families. For employers, it can be quite different.......................

Pressing The Buttons

Wouldn’t it be great if, when we go to do our payroll every period, the software allowed us to just “press the buttons”?

Update for employers

There has been much talk over the last week, and much misinterpretation around the criteria relating to the government’s COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. It has felt very much like a moving beast, which still hasn’t come to rest!

Coronavirus - New Zealands Business Support Package

This afternoon the Government announced its business support package, noting it is one of the largest packages in the world on a per capita basis.

Coronavirus update

BusinessBase COVID-19 response

Have you got your payroll in order?

The Holidays Act, The Employment Relations Act, Wages Protection Act - These pieces of legislation can be extremely confusing and when you are busy running your business, they are really the last thing you want to be studying and inwardly digesting.

Employment law changes come into effect on 6 May 2019

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 has introduced employment law changes. Read more......

Employers - change is coming

Payday filing starts on 1st April. All employers must be registered and ready. From 1 April 2019 employers must file employment information every payday instead of an Employer monthly schedule (IR348) more

BusinessBase – a haven for your business

Same service, same caring team, but a new name We are no longer Blenheim Bookkeeping! Today, 1st February 2019 we change our name to BusinessBase. Why? We have been established now for over five years and found that there is a growing number of people who want to be more “hands on” in their business and want to learn as much as they can about the administration side of things. Fair enough!

Parliament passes changes to Employment Relations Act

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, passed into law by Parliament yesterday, introduces a number of employment law changes that aim to improve fairness in the workplace and deliver decent work conditions and fair wages. There are changes to meal and rest breaks, 90 day trials and various other areas.

Want to join our team?

We are always looking for people who are passionate to do the work we do, and we are currently looking for an all-round senior bookkeeper who can hit the ground running. if you are interested in helping us to serve our clients better then we'd love to hear from you.

Employment Law Changes

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill is now underway, with the first of the changes to be made by our new Government. We will keep you up to date with these changes as they happen and also give you an idea of what other changes are being proposed.

What do you know about ACC?

We all know: It costs a lot (especially if you are a tradie….), It’s there for all of us, It covers accidents, at work, at home, on the sports field, anywhere in NZ. But.....did you know.........

Employers - Are you getting it right?

If you are an employer you will be all too aware that employment law is a very complex beast, and it seems that it is all too easy to fall on the wrong side of it without intending to!

Why use a certified bookkeeper?

So what do you do when you need a bookkeeper and have no referral to go by and have no way of telling what level of skill you may get?

What's all the fuss about?

If you're not using Xero you may be wondering what all the fuss is about...

Introducing MYOB

MYOB is a leading provider of business management solutions that have given over a million businesses the freedom to focus on the work they really love...