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The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced new financial support measures to help build confidence in small businesses to invest in re-opening from lockdowns fully. Eligible businesses with an annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million will be able to claim a grant of up to $20,000 for perishable goods or $10,000 for non-perishable items if possible future lockdowns impact their capacity to sell goods. In addition, small businesses that don’t qualify for payroll tax will now be able to claim more road user toll fees, which has been increased from $1,500 to $2,000. “Today’s announcement is all about confidence,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said. “Last year, as we came through the pandemic, business confidence was key—was crucial—to driving economic growth, to ensuring that businesses continued to employ and bring people on.” Perrottet said the grant would give small businesses confidence to “buy up big” for the summer months …