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'I want to be upfront with New Zealanders': Finance Minister issues surplus warning

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 6:53PM
 Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

'I want to be upfront with New Zealanders': Finance Minister issues surplus warning

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 6:53PM

Finance Minister Nicola Willis warns the Government could likely miss the proposed 2027 surplus forecast.

The Government included this deadline as a key goal in their pre-election fiscal plan.

Willis blames worsening economic conditions and the resulting lower tax income.

"I want to be upfront with New Zealanders about the fact that the numbers are looking a lot harder now than they did before Christmas."

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