Tax Working Group to write Labour election policy

BY ACT at 5 April, 2018


 

“It’s now clear that the real task of the taxpayer-funded Tax Working Group is to write the Labour Party’s 2020 election tax policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Last month, former Labour Party Deputy Leader Michael Cullen floated eight new taxes or types of tax: a financial transactions tax, a wealth tax, an equalisation tax, a capital gains tax, a land tax, a progressive company tax, environmental taxes and behavioural taxes.

 

“Today in Parliament, the Associate


Adams slams former Transport Minister Bridges

BY ACT at 4 April, 2018


 

“National Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams has slammed the policies of former Transport Minister Simon Bridges”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Yesterday, the Government revealed it was proposing a fuel tax increase of between 9 and 12 cents a litre. Aucklanders face hikes of 20 cents a litre if a regional fuel tax is also introduced.

 

“On Twitter, Adams slammed the move as a ‘tax and spend Labour Government…in full force.’

 

“However,


Poor hit from all angles with regional fuel tax

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


 

“The poorest Aucklanders will be in hit in at least three different ways with Phil Twyford’s new regional fuel tax”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“Grant Robertson doled out $40 a week to many families with children in his ‘Families Package’. Now Phil Twyford will take back four weeks’ worth of Families Package payments with a new tax that will cost the average household $160 a year.

 

Legislation to enable the regional fuel tax will begin its first reading


Free Press Monday 26 March -A Popular ACT Policy

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


TAX, TAX, TAX

The Government’s legislation of a fuel tax in Auckland continues its weird habit of punishing the poorest New Zealanders. Just like Tobacco Taxes and Fees Free tertiary education, this policy is highly regressive. Poorer New Zealanders live further out so have longer commutes, drive older cars that use more fuel, and earn less income to cover fuel taxes with. They will be hurt by the Government that was supposed to help them.


National Party infighting costs households $1200

BY ACT at 23 March, 2018


 

“Comments by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman show that National cannot be trusted to cut taxes when it returns to Government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Coleman made clear there are many National MPs who support even greater government spending instead of returning money to those who earned it.

 

“Last year’s PREFU showed the National Government had boosted its bank balance by overtaxing New Zealanders to the tune of $2.1 billion,