Budget Responsibility Rules

3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
7th Oct 19, 3:00pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's presided over another strong financial year for the Crown - but he's still not expected as yet to provide the fiscal kick many are seeking for the economy
7th Oct 19, 3:00pm
24th May 19, 1:02pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government appears to have the balance right given mixed responses to planned changes to its debt target 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government appears to have the balance right given mixed responses to planned changes to its debt target 
24th May 19, 1:02pm
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23rd May 19, 9:34am
Government to give itself more wriggle room to spend, as Finance Minister announces 20% debt/GDP target will be replaced by a broader target of 15%-25% from 2021/22; National says it's thrown in the towel
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Government to give itself more wriggle room to spend, as Finance Minister announces 20% debt/GDP target will be replaced by a broader target of 15%-25% from 2021/22; National says it's thrown in the towel
23rd May 19, 9:34am
5th May 19, 6:31am
Chris Trotter looks at how Sepuloni's welfare reform agenda bumps up against Robertson's spending control framework, and assesses how this will be resolved
Chris Trotter looks at how Sepuloni's welfare reform agenda bumps up against Robertson's spending control framework, and assesses how this will be resolved
5th May 19, 6:31am
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16th Apr 19, 12:41pm
Pressure on Robertson to borrow more to stimulate the economy mounts, as debt gets cheaper, the effectiveness of interest rate cuts diminishes, and credit rating agencies remain happy
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Pressure on Robertson to borrow more to stimulate the economy mounts, as debt gets cheaper, the effectiveness of interest rate cuts diminishes, and credit rating agencies remain happy
16th Apr 19, 12:41pm
12th Dec 18, 7:52am
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
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
20th Aug 18, 2:09pm
The Minister of Housing says there is no limit to what Government entities, such as NZTA, can borrow – none of this extra borrowing shows up on the Government’s core Crown debt ledger
The Minister of Housing says there is no limit to what Government entities, such as NZTA, can borrow – none of this extra borrowing shows up on the Government’s core Crown debt ledger
20th Aug 18, 2:09pm
19th Aug 18, 6:02am
Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
19th Aug 18, 6:02am
23rd Jul 18, 5:06pm
Winston Peters has joined Greens’ co-leader James Shaw in saying the Government might want to look at loosening its budgetary rules before the next election
Winston Peters has joined Greens’ co-leader James Shaw in saying the Government might want to look at loosening its budgetary rules before the next election
23rd Jul 18, 5:06pm
13th Jul 18, 12:16pm
The Government has a $3 billion surplus, it is $1.6 billion under its spending cap and has almost met its debt target – so why are we being told there is no money left for nurses?
The Government has a $3 billion surplus, it is $1.6 billion under its spending cap and has almost met its debt target – so why are we being told there is no money left for nurses?
13th Jul 18, 12:16pm
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10th May 18, 12:10pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
10th May 18, 12:10pm
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1st May 18, 10:39am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson reveals the Government has freed up $1.4 billion of funding over 4 years through tax changes and reprioritising spending
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson reveals the Government has freed up $1.4 billion of funding over 4 years through tax changes and reprioritising spending
1st May 18, 10:39am
15th Dec 17, 7:10am
Government questioned on incongruency between Treasury's rosy economic outlook and Winston Peters' warning of a looming crash; Bank economists say Treasury's projections are ‘somewhat of a best-case scenario’
Government questioned on incongruency between Treasury's rosy economic outlook and Winston Peters' warning of a looming crash; Bank economists say Treasury's projections are ‘somewhat of a best-case scenario’
15th Dec 17, 7:10am
14th Dec 17, 1:03pm
Reversal of National's tax cuts to make Government's 100 Day Plan largely cost neutral, according to Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update
Reversal of National's tax cuts to make Government's 100 Day Plan largely cost neutral, according to Treasury's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update
14th Dec 17, 1:03pm
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24th Mar 17, 2:25pm
James Shaw on how a Labour/Greens Government would reduce government debt while maintaining current levels of spending
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James Shaw on how a Labour/Greens Government would reduce government debt while maintaining current levels of spending
24th Mar 17, 2:25pm
24th Mar 17, 5:02am
Labour/Greens budget rules give wiggle room on debt reduction and surpluses, but largely in line with current forecasts
Labour/Greens budget rules give wiggle room on debt reduction and surpluses, but largely in line with current forecasts
24th Mar 17, 5:02am