Articles tagged GST


Just eight days before the election, Labour has moved to neutralise National's claims about its tax plans by pledging not to introduce any changes in its first term that are recommended by its Tax Working Group. National promises to carve Landcorp up into tiny pieces for young farmers to win in balloted lease-to-buy schemes. Meanwhile, Labour maintains its four percentage point lead in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. Bernard Hickey reports from the campaign trail.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column where I say John Key is right to try to protect New Zealand's broad based and low rate tax base from an evaporation into the stateless cloud.