• Posted on: 22/04/2024
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The Budget Policy Statement is a key accountability document for government. New Zealanders should be able to look to the Budget Policy Statement for a clear description from government of the policy reasons for its priorities in the Budget, including where they fit in delivering its long-term vision for the country. That is not the case with the 2024 Budget Policy Statement (BPS). We do not believe it meets the requirements of s26M of the Public Finance Act and we recommend that the Committee refer it back to the Minister of Finance for improvement.

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