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Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers

Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018 12:09 PM
Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers
13 FEBRUARY 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union expresses gratitude on behalf of its 32,000 members and supporters to Rt Hon Bill English for his service to taxpayers.
“Under his tenure as Finance Minister and Prime Minister in 2008-2017, the burden on taxpayers reduced, with core Crown revenue as proportion of GDP cut from 32.6% to 30.5%. That is despite having to respond to the Global Financial Crisis and rebuild our second largest city.”
“The tax cuts implemented by Bill English in 2010 were significant and working New Zealanders continue to reap the benefits today.”
“Partial privatisation, while controversial at the time, has been a resounding success, working to both reduce debt and improve dividend flows by applying market discipline to what were lazy state owned assets.”
“And with social investment, Bill English has championed value for money in spending on social services.”
“We wish Mr English all the best for his career after politics.”
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz
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