No-Surprise Budget sets new priorities, scraps tax cuts

Families to get $5.5 billion, Housing ($3.8 billion), Health ($3.2 billion) Venkat Raman 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, although there is caution in spending in some areas,…

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Budget for transformation and greater productivity

$9 billion more for infrastructure but debt to fall Venkat Raman 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 his first Budget to Parliament this afternoon, he said…

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Good fiscal management with investment in priority sectors

Budget 2018 sets the path for meeting promises Michael Wood May 17, 2018 saw the Coalition Government deliver its first Budget. It saw the implementation of many key election pledges and built the foundations for a better and fairer New Zealand. There are major social and infrastructure deficits that need to be addressed, and while we cannot do all these…

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Budget 2018 is hugely disappointing says National

Simon Bridges The 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 more prosperous and outward…

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