Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tweeting the budget: what people are interested in

When the Budget was released yesterday, I quickly pulled together two tables of information, one about where government was getting money from, and the other about where government was spending money. The breakdown of revenue was available directly from the … Continue reading

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Budget advisory: where government gets its money and where it spends it

For the purposes of making commenting on the 2015 Budget a little easier, here’s some information about where government gets its money from, and where it spends it. This is taken from the 2014 Budget figures. Most of government’s money … Continue reading

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Preliminary thoughts on the government’s new tax

The National Party has announced a new tax on the sale of properties. It will apply to all residential rental properties bought after 1 October 2015. If you buy a residential rental property on or after 1 October, and then … Continue reading

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