HIA is fully supportive of the Government’s rescue package for small business and is confident it will be passed through parliament without delay.
“The residential building industry is dominated by small family owned businesses, operated by people who will be pleased to know that the Government has accepted that small businesses need special support in the fight against COVID-19,” HIA Managing Director, Graham Wolfe, said.
“The measures that the Government has announced will help many small businesses continue to operate in this uncertain environment.
“At this stage the home building industry is still very much open for business.
“As an industry that employs over 1 million people and injects billions into the economy, the residential building industry can play a key role in keeping the economy ticking over and lead the economic recovery that will happen once the virus passes,” concluded Mr Wolfe.