Business NZ disappointed by Budget 2021

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 May 2021, 4:09PM
Business NZ's Kirk Hope. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Business NZ's Kirk Hope. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Business NZ disappointed by Budget 2021

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 20 May 2021, 4:09PM

There is dissappointment from the business sector over Budget 2021.

$44 million over the next two years will go towards training courses, for about 30,000 SME sized businesses to digitally upskill.

The Government's also pledging almost $4 billion dollars for rail, education infrastructure, DHBs and a redevelopment of Scott Base.

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford it's pretty much what they expected.

"There's not enough really in there to boost economic growth.

"This Budget has been all around mostly about redistribution."

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