The Government has announced its first Budget – and there are a number of big winners and losers. Budget 2018: What you need to know – the comprehensive edition Budget 2018 is ‘transformational’ – Finance Minister Grant Robertson Tova O’Brien: Labour delivers part one of its Budget Wars Trilogy PricewaterhouseCoopers says there have been a number of trade-offs in the Budget, including “less of a focus on agriculture, defence, and tourism”. Newshub has kept count of who has come out ahead. Are you one of them? The winners Sick children The vast bulk of new spending is going into health. Very low-cost GP visits will be extended to all Community Services Card holders. Eligibility for the card will be extended to all Housing NZ tenants, and those receiving an income related rent subsidy or accommodation supplement. Free doctor visits and prescriptions are extended to all under-14s. Teachers and students The education sector gets nearly $2 billion. That’ll go on 1500 new teachers, 200 new classrooms, and a big boost to learning support. Learning support gets an extra $133.5 million over four years. That’ll go toward the likes of speech language therapists and psychologists. There will be an extra $30.4 million… Read full this story
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