The National-led Government remains committed to halving NZ’s budget deficit this year – and again next year – before returning to surplus in 2014/15. In the current uncertain global environment, it’s important the Government remains focused on its plan to return to surplus faster and build a more competitive economy so we can sell more to the world.

New Zealand’s combined government, business and household debt has fallen this year.  In continuing economic uncertainty worldwide, we need to keep focused on reducing our deficit and our debt to enhance our competitiveness and improve our fiscal position.

National’s plan has worked through the tough recent times.  We need to ensure that it keeps working into the future, with your help.