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Tax, and who actually saves more?

Which monetary policy will work 2020?

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New Zealand has four marginal income tax rates which apply based on three income thresholds.
The National Party's tax proposal involves lifting the lowest tax bracket threshold from $14,000 to $20,000, the middle threshold from $48,000 to $64,000 and the top threshold from $70,000 to $90,000. This effectively means that those who earn more than $14,000 a year will pay less tax, and those who earn more than $90,000 will get the full benefit of the change in each threshold. But exactly how much a person benefits under the policy depends heavily on their income.

Covid and our economy changes?

How has covid changed our econmy?

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New Zealand has four marginal income tax rates which apply based on three income thresholds.
The National Party's tax proposal involves lifting the lowest tax bracket threshold from $14,000 to $20,000, the middle threshold from $48,000 to $64,000 and the top threshold from $70,000 to $90,000. This effectively means that those who earn more than $14,000 a year will pay less tax, and those who earn more than $90,000 will get the full benefit of the change in each threshold. But exactly how much a person benefits under the policy depends heavily on their income.
The National Party's website has a tool which allows users to enter their income to calculate how much they would benefit from the tax changes.

Are Air Crew safe?

Health & Safety of Air Crew working?

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dditional measures coming into effect on Monday will boost our defence against COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the air border, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “As part of our precautionary approach and strategy of constant review, we’re tightening the requirements around international aircrew,” Chris Hipkins said. The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border, Isolation and Quarantine and Required Testing) Amendment Order 2020 comes into effect from 11.59pm Sunday, 4 October 2020. “The amended order includes significant changes to isolation requirements for international air crew entering New Zealand and introduces new mandated requirements for New Zealand-based crew.

Can GDP show the light?

Can GDP be a true economic indicator?

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Measures to contain COVID-19 have led to historically large falls in GDP in many parts of the world, with countries’ results reflecting the nature and timing of their responses, and the structure of their economies. For example, New Zealand’s result compares to falls of 7.0 percent in Australia, 11.5 percent in Canada, 7.9 percent in Japan, 20.4 percent in the United Kingdom, and 9.1 percent in the United States. New Zealand started the June 2020 quarter in alert level 4 lockdown, with strict restrictions on the activities of both households and businesses. On 8 June 2020 New Zealand reached alert level 1, which saw the removal of physical distancing requirements..

Immigration and Opening the border?

How is Immigration affecting NZ?

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Labour and NZ First came to power on the promise of cutting immigration. Covid-19 has granted them their wish, but they're discovering just how difficult a task it is even when international travel has been shut down. ANALYSIS: A raft of changes show the Government is under pressure to sort out its immigration issues quickly. However, the small exceptions it squeezed out last week are unlikely to put an end to them. Primary industries have reportedly lobbied Labour and NZ First for industry-based exemptions to get workers in their industries re-classified as "critical" so they can get them through the border. The Greens in turn have pushed back on this idea saying assistance for migrants in specific industries shouldn't be prioritised over being fair to others with a stronger humanitarian case.