12 March 2020: Deliveroo has today issued a statement, welcoming Prime Minister Morrison's economic response to the Coronavirus.
Ed McManus, CEO for Deliveroo Australia, said: "Deliveroo welcomes the Federal Government's announcement of a stimulus package to help support small businesses through the challenging economic times expected as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
"As a partner to more than 13,000 restaurants across Australia, we understand the challenges faced by small business owners.
"In particular we welcome the Government's support for small business, which includes a one off cash grant up to $25,000 and a 50% wage subsidy to eligible employers of Australia's 117,000 apprentices plus initiatives supporting investment back into their business. These initiatives will help the restaurant sector provide ongoing employment, invest in new equipment and mitigate against an economic downturn.
"The restaurant sector will continue to face significant challenges as a result of Coronavirus, which is why the Government's stimulus package will provide welcome help to small businesses across the country.
"We encourage everyone to read the relevant health advice and take necessary precautions, but to continue to support small business, including the restaurant sector."
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Deliveroo partners with 8,000 riders nationally who on average choose to work 15 hours a week, while they fit work around study, hobbies, caring responsibilities or other jobs.
Rider numbers have grown by 50% over the past year demonstrating the growth in new ways of working in the on-demand economy.
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Globally, Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as 50,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world.
Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe. Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 13 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Deliveroo operates in 13 cities across Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Wollongong, Hobart, Newcastle, Cairns and Penrith.