1 Mar 2024

PM Luxon claiming $52,000 accomodation supplement

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 1 March 2024

The Prime Minister is claiming a $52,000 accommodation supplement to cover expenses while staying in Wellington, because he has chosen not to live in Premier House.

Christopher Luxon will claim the payment, despite owning a Wellington apartment - mortgage free, on top of his $471,000 salary.

Premier House is the official Wellington residence for Prime Ministers; however it has long-standing maintenance issues.

This makes him the first Prime Minister in at least 34 years to claim the supplement.

Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams spoke to Charlie Dreaver.