Budget 2018 is hugely disappointing says Simon Bridges

Simon Bridges Wellington, May 18, 2018 Te Labour Government has delivered its first Budget. It was a hugely disappointing Budget with no plan beyond tax, borrow and spend. This Government was gifted an incredible legacy by hard working New Zealanders and by National. They inherited a strong, growing economy improving the lives of New Zealand families. They inherited a much…

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Budget for transformation and greater productivity

$9 billion more for infrastructure but debt to fall Commentary on Budget 2018 (2) Venkat Raman Auckland, May 17, 2018 The government will borrow $9 billion to fund infrastructure and priority areas but Finance Minister Grant Robertson made no apology for the additional loans saying that New Zealand needs to improve its public services and ‘New Zealanders want it.’ Introducing…

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Robertson’s No-Surprise Budget sets new priorities, scraps tax cuts

Families to get $5.5 billion, Housing ($3.8 billion), Health ($3.2 billion) Commentary on Budget 2018 (1) Venkat Raman Auckland, May 17, 2018 The first Budget of the Labour-led government presented by Finance Minister Grant Robertson had few surprises, given the promises made during the election campaign last year and the course set by the ‘100-Day Plan.’ It is equally expansionary,…

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