Nats’ fuel tax bill should go further

BY ACT at 3 September, 2018


 

The National Party’s bill scrap Labour’s regional fuel tax is positive but needs to go further, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“ACT welcomes National’s commitment to lower taxes, but they should also take up a couple of other suggestions.

 

“Auckland desperately needs road pricing which has helped to reduce congestion in London, Stockholm, and Singapore by 20 per cent.

 

“Other businesses – airlines and accommodation, for example – adjust their prices


Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The National Party is running a campaign to ‘stop the fuel tax’ while its leader is unwilling to say whether he will scrap them.

 

“National Party under Simon Bridges believes it can return to Government by presenting itself as a more competent version of Labour. It has lost track of what it stands for.

 


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


$18.5 Billion Surplus to New Taxes on Day One

BY David Seymour at 26 October, 2017


Aucklanders will be wondering why they’re facing a new tax today when Treasury forecast a four-year surplus of $18.5 billion in its Pre Election Fiscal Update.

“We’ve faced a generation of over taxation and underinvestment in Auckland, now we find we’re last in line for new infrastructure and first in line for new taxes,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.

“What better guide to a new Government than what it announces on