12 Sep 2023

Pre-election economic update slightly better than expected

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 12 September 2023

The Labour Government is lauding the latest economic numbers, promising a light at the end of tunnel for struggling families.

It opened its books today for Treasury's pre-election update also known as PREFU.

But while the forecasts are slightly better than many expected, they still make for grim reading, particularly over the next year.

Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch has been digesting the numbers.