The Labour Party is pledging to deliver more money to families than the government promised in May’s budget.
The government’s families package promises a $2 billion a year boost for Working for Families and the accommodation supplement and a rise in tax thresholds.
Labour leader Andrew Little said today his party would give an income boost to more than 70 percent of families with children.
‘The National Party’s families package gives $400 million to the top 10 percent of income earners in New Zealand.
I am saying right now – the challenges that New Zealand faces – that is wrong’.
By not spending $1.5 billion a year on tax cuts Mr Little said Labour would be able to do more for lower and middle income families and people in need – while investing in what Kiwi families cared about: housing – health – education and infrastructure.
‘Every family receiving Working for Families currently will get more with Labour and 30,000 more families will start to receive payments’.