Hawkins & Co.

Latest Tweaks

The government has made more tweaks this week that are worth bringing to your attention. 1.Broadening eligibility for CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) The government has broadened the criteria. Previously, you had to declare NO income from (self-)employment...

The New Normal – filling in the gaps

(UPDATES as of April 14th, 2020 in red) So…. As always, we hope everybody remains healthy. This was the week for us when things start to hit home. At H&Co, this was the week we first learned that COVID 19 has struck people we know personally. We’re...

Accessing the 10% Wage Subsidy

Last week the Canadian Government announced a 10% Wage subsidy for small businesses. Yesterday CRA posted guidance around accessing the subsidy. See below for a summary. Please see the CRA Website for further details: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html...

We’re in this Together

Over the last week there’s been a huge impact on so many businesses that is trickling down to individuals.  It’s important for all of us to remember we are all in this together. We all have a choice to panic and look at the lack of funds and toilet...

The Best & Worst of Times…

Given the events of the last week and how COVID-19 is affecting the world I wanted to put out some thoughts about how to manage your business through these unsettling times. I’ve broken this down into 3 sections… The big picture Key questions for...