Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University argues Working for Families has become a subsidy scheme for employers who can’t, or won’t, pay adequate wages.
The final details of the Government’s much-touted Families Package have been released and will see a huge boost for families with children.
It was tit for tat, as Labour unleashed its version of National’s family income package that would scrap the Government’s lauded tax cuts. Shane Cowlishaw looks at how Labour's package compares, and whether it will be enough to drag the party out of the doldrums?
Labour has revealed details of its family package, which would see it scrap the Government’s planned tax cuts in favour of diverting the money to families.
In today's email we dig even deeper into yesterday's Budget.
As expected, the centrepiece of this year’s Budget is a family package. Shane Cowlishaw explores where the money will be spent.
Working for Families has been tweaked in recent years in ways that squeezed inflation-adjusted incomes and increased marginal tax rates. Shane Cowlishaw examines whether the policy is failing and if it could be given a boost in the Budget.
Prime Minister Bill English will outline "the next steps" in the government's social investment programme in a speech on Wednesday.
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