The Government’s new core benefit will see all beneficiaries given the same treatment and the same assistance to get into work if they are able. The changes will reduce monthly costs for both beneficiaries and MSD. The more efficient system will save $40 to $70 million a year (source: newsroom). A cheaper system that will help people into work more effectively. Of course, National opposes it.
So, the Government just made public sector $40 million plus more efficient. How’s that compare with the â€˜waste’ National has identified and from which it still claims it fund its tax cuts? Let’s ask the â€˜Waste-o-meter’.
It is becoming clear that National will not identify any significant ‘waste’ to cut, which raises the question what will they gut to fund their $3 billion plus tax cuts?