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Surging tax collections and spending plans that haven't yet gained any momentum are resulting in enormous changes in the Crown Accounts results
1st Jul 21, 1:39pm
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Surging tax collections and spending plans that haven't yet gained any momentum are resulting in enormous changes in the Crown Accounts results
Treasury's economic outlook improves markedly from a few months ago; Expects it'll issue $20 billion less debt over four years
16th Dec 20, 1:01pm
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Treasury's economic outlook improves markedly from a few months ago; Expects it'll issue $20 billion less debt over four years
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
Treasury estimated $6.5 billion could be lent via the IRD administered Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, costing the Crown $3.25 billion
29th Jun 20, 5:23pm
Treasury estimated $6.5 billion could be lent via the IRD administered Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, costing the Crown $3.25 billion
The Government hasn't asked Treasury to model tax hikes, but has asked it to consider further ways of stimulating the economy, including helicopter money
20th May 20, 3:49pm
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The Government hasn't asked Treasury to model tax hikes, but has asked it to consider further ways of stimulating the economy, including helicopter money
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
14th May 20, 2:03pm
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Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
12th May 20, 1:52pm
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How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says government's strong financial position provides 'the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary'
8th Oct 19, 1:06pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says government's strong financial position provides 'the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary'
Economists' takes on how a wellbeing focus, slowing economic growth and tight debt targets will affect Budget 2019
30th May 19, 7:33am
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Economists' takes on how a wellbeing focus, slowing economic growth and tight debt targets will affect Budget 2019
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's wellbeing budget to smash silos between government departments
13th Dec 18, 1:03pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson's wellbeing budget to smash silos between government departments
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
12th Dec 18, 7:52am
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Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules
10th Oct 18, 6:48am
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Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules
The Crown's tax take has grown quicker than its expenses, putting the Government in a position better than forecast in the Budget, debt target reached 4 years early
9th Oct 18, 1:11pm
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The Crown's tax take has grown quicker than its expenses, putting the Government in a position better than forecast in the Budget, debt target reached 4 years early
Spoiler alert – the Finance Minister has plenty to be happy about, with a surplus almost $1 billion higher than expected
8th May 18, 3:27pm
by Jason Walls
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Spoiler alert – the Finance Minister has plenty to be happy about, with a surplus almost $1 billion higher than expected
ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
13th Dec 17, 7:42am
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ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
Govt's final accounts for the past year come in $360m better than expected pre-election; National's Steven Joyce warns against spending it all at once; Warns of softer growth potential
5th Oct 17, 12:39pm
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Govt's final accounts for the past year come in $360m better than expected pre-election; National's Steven Joyce warns against spending it all at once; Warns of softer growth potential
Higher than expected tax revenue and lower than forecast core expenses push govt's 7-month surplus to $1.145 bln, well above expectations
7th Mar 17, 10:00am
by Guest
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Higher than expected tax revenue and lower than forecast core expenses push govt's 7-month surplus to $1.145 bln, well above expectations
Cameron Preston questions whether the Government's using risky gambling on the movements of interest & currency rates to achieve a surplus
13th Oct 15, 10:13am
by Guest
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Cameron Preston questions whether the Government's using risky gambling on the movements of interest & currency rates to achieve a surplus
Government's 8-month operating deficit before gains and losses comes in at a lower than forecast deficit of NZ$3 bln thanks to a higher tax take
5th Apr 13, 10:34am
Government's 8-month operating deficit before gains and losses comes in at a lower than forecast deficit of NZ$3 bln thanks to a higher tax take
Government operating deficit already 6.3% worse than expected in first 4 mths of year due to lower tax take, interest rates
5th Dec 12, 10:09am
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Government operating deficit already 6.3% worse than expected in first 4 mths of year due to lower tax take, interest rates
Govt finances in better position than expected in May Budget due to higher corporate and GST tax take; ACC losses blow out operating deficit
6th Jul 12, 10:00am
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Govt finances in better position than expected in May Budget due to higher corporate and GST tax take; ACC losses blow out operating deficit
Govt tax take in nine months to March NZ$1.6 bln lower than pre-election forecast, but Treasury sees boost over next quarter
8th May 12, 9:44am
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Govt tax take in nine months to March NZ$1.6 bln lower than pre-election forecast, but Treasury sees boost over next quarter
Crown's tax take improves in Feb, but still 2.3% below forecast for first 8 months of financial year
4th Apr 12, 10:00am
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Crown's tax take improves in Feb, but still 2.3% below forecast for first 8 months of financial year
Government deficit 4% worse than forecast in four months to Oct; Treasury eyes heightened economic risks from Europe
5th Dec 11, 10:03am
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Government deficit 4% worse than forecast in four months to Oct; Treasury eyes heightened economic risks from Europe