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Employer Bulletin | 4 June

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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says Budget 2024 delivers on the Government’s promises, with savings across the public sector being reinvested in frontline services and meaningful tax reductions to support hard-working Kiwis.

“This Budget is prudent and fiscally responsible. By identifying billions of dollars of lower-value spending across the public sector, we have both been able to deliver meaningful tax relief to support Kiwis with the cost of living and invest in key frontline services like healthcare, schools, and the Police,” says Mr Luxon.

“The tax package in Budget 2024 is fully funded from savings and other revenue measures - meaning it will not add to debt and inflation. But it will allow hard-working New Zealanders to keep more of what they earn. Tax relief will give the average income household up to $102 per fortnight, plus FamilyBoost childcare payments of up to $150 for eligible families.

“Under my Government, Budgets will no longer be about how much money we spend, but about what is delivered for Kiwis. Budget 2024 stops low-value spending and re-deploys that money where it will be used best – whether that’s in our hospitals, our schools or our Police. We are resolutely focused on frontline service delivery. Says Mr Luxon.

In today’s Bulletin

  • Employee misuses company vehicle and resigns
  • Employer sends away employee by suggesting resignation
  • Employee holiday pay claims 
  • Employer could not reasonably accommodate pilot over 65
  • Employee successfully argues for backpay
  • Eight news updates of interest for employers including: Budget delivers on promises to Kiwis, Government improves mass arrival management, Super Fund to get more investment opportunities, Major investment in teacher supply through Budget 24, Forklift brake failure incident could have been avoided, Employment indicators: April 2024, Census release on Te Whata important milestone for iwi data, and Growth in export markets for New Zealand milk powder.
  • Seven Bills open for submission
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