20 May 2022

Budget 2022: Cost of living payment work started earlier this year - Robertson

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 20 May 2022

A cost of living surprise - the government's compiled an almost $1 billion package in Budget 2022 to help New Zealanders struggling with the rising cost of living.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson went into the latest Budget having to balance short-term pressures against longer-term investment.


Robertson says the $350 cost of living relief payment for those earning under $70,000 - excluding beneficiaries - is something they've been working towards since the start of the year.