BUDGET: English flags $321M social investment package for needy Kiwis

Paul McBeth
Wed, 03 May 2017

By Paul McBeth May 3 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Bill English earmarked $321 million from this month's budget to go into a social investment programme targeting the most vulnerable sectors of society where he says an early and bigger intervention can save taxpayers money in the long-run.  English today announced plans to fund 14 initiatives after the public service pitched evidence-based ideas to the government that met "rigorous investment criteria" delivering long-run benefits to needy people and value for taxpayers. While the detai...

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