BUDGET UPDATE FROM KATE
16 May 2013
Today’s Budget, delivered by the Minister of Finance, Bill English, provides evidence our economic plan is working. National’s fifth Budget shows we’ll reach surplus in 2014/15 as promised – ahead of most developed countries. New Zealand families and businesses have faced some challenging times over the past five years following the international financial crisis and Christchurch earthquakes. While these challenges remain, our economic recovery is gaining momentum, with economic growth the highest in five years.