New Zealand: Budget 2020

New Zealand: Budget 2020

The first budget to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic includes a focus on health and supporting people in work.


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This budget starts answering the question of what is next. The answer is focused on the immediate and to some extent the horizon. The budget 2020 has targeted certain sectors but also broadened its help through several schemes. It makes further commitments on a pandemic response. It includes a short extension to the wage scheme, on environmental work, on trades training, housing and on infrastructure.

Read a May 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in New Zealand

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