Labour reverses Ardern's 'captain's call' on tax reform

Jonathan Underhill
Wed, 13 Sep 2017

by Pattrick Smellie Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party has reversed one of new leader Jacinda Ardern's first 'captain's calls', saying it will implement no tax reforms recommended by a working group before the 2020 election. Announced by the party's finance spokesman, Grant Robertson, the move returns Labour to its position under the previous leader, Andrew Little. The tax working group policy was always intended as a way to neutralise the political attacks that cost Labour votes in both the 2011 and 2014 elections when it camp...

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