Economist Susan Guthrie

Tax base reform needed first before a universal basic income

Tue 12 Apr 6

Reforming the tax base could generate about $8-9 billion in extra taxes, The Big Kahuna co-author Susan Guthrie says. With special feature audio.

Sir Roger Douglas

UBI just a cynical ploy to increase welfare and tax

Sat 2 Apr 7

A universal basic income (UBI) is one of those brilliant ideas whose time will never come. With special feature audio.

Victoria University School of Accounting and Commercial Law associate professor Lisa Marriott

Tax evaders get much more lenient treatment than welfare fraudsters

Wed 23 Mar 22

Research shows New Zealand treats welfare fraudsters much more harshly than it does tax evaders. With special feature audio.

Business NZ executive director of manufacturing Catherine Beard

Anti-dumping consumer welfare test unfair to businesses, lobby group says

Fri 28 Aug 1

Business NZ's Catherine Beard said New Zealand companies operate in one of the least protected economies in the world.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith

Government to introduce consumer welfare test on anti-dumping law

Thu 27 Aug

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith said the test will be written into legislation.

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

English takes swing at critics on 'poverty'

Wed 27 May 26

NZ treats the less well off primarily as categories to be endlessly measured rather than as problems to be solved, Bill English says


Rob Hosking talks about Bill English on poverty on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.


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