Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, May 31st, 2017 - 16 comments
One of the nasty little fishhooks in the budget was the cutting of the home insulation scheme (Warm Up New Zealand). The scheme had a benefit-cost ratio of $6 for every $1 invested. Around 1,600 people die in NZ a year of cold-related factors. Hope the tax cuts are worth it eh?
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, May 30th, 2017 - 35 comments
In the wake of the accommodation supplement fiasco Joyce has promised that the government will monitor the rental market.
Questions that the media may wish to ask Mr J – Where do tenants send reports of rent gouging? – Exactly what action will the government take when they receive these reports?
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, May 29th, 2017 - 6 comments
Apparently the Nats can’t even run a lolly scramble.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 27th, 2017 - 31 comments
Campbell: “As I asked Joyce at the Budget lockup: ‘What is to stop landlords from treating this increase as a green light to hike up rents?’ … In reply, Joyce said that the government would be ‘keeping an eye’ on landlords, to ensure they did not abuse the situation.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 26th, 2017 - 72 comments
It was National’s best budget. Which means there are only three critical areas of failure.
Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, May 25th, 2017 - 129 comments
Andrew Little calls it the ‘The One Dollar Bill Budget’, a $1 tax cut for cleaner on minimum wage.
As usual it is the already well off who do the best out of National’s election year tax cut bribe.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 48 comments
Richard Harman at Politik: A “Families’ Income Package” is likely to be at the core of this week’s Budget. Sources close to the Government have “leaked” details of the Budget to POLITIK.
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, May 22nd, 2017 - 10 comments
National does the bare minimum that it thinks it can get away with for those in need. This positioning is just preparing the ground for a budget that does more the same not enough.