On 25 May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered the National-led Government’s ninth Budget.
This Budget delivers for New Zealanders because it comes from a Government that cares about people and knows how to get things done.
It shares the benefits of growth by improving public services and investing in the infrastructure needed for a growing country, reducing debt and lifting incomes.
New Zealand’s economy is performing solidly and annual growth is expected to average around 3 per cent over the next five years. We’re also on track for growing surpluses and falling debt.
That translates to more jobs and higher incomes and gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to raise living standards for all New Zealanders.