Enhanced Taskforce Green
If there's been an emergency event that's caused significant damage, eg earthquake or flood, the Government may approve an Enhanced Taskforce Green work programme to help with clean-up and recovery.
Local councils may engage with Work and Income to make appropriate arrangements for ETFG workers and supervisors to assist with clean-up projects.
These workers will be job seekers who could be receiving a benefit, or they could be students, or workers displaced from their jobs because of the emergency event – such as farm or factory workers.
What costs will be covered by ETFG?
ETFG assistance may cover the costs of:
- wages for workers
- wages for supervisors
- the purchase of personal safety gear
- the hire of light equipment (not including heavy machinery hire) and transport, eg:
- four-wheel-drive vehicles
- a start-up grant for local authorities to assist with administration costs.
For more information, or the current rates of ETFG worker and supervisor payments, call us on 0800 559 009