19 Mar 2024

PM Luxon on promised tax cuts

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 19 March 2024

The Prime Minister has admitted the tools the government will use to pay for its promised tax cuts may differ from what National campaigned on.

The government is leaving the specifics of how it will fund the tax relief until May's Budget.

Christopher Luxon maintains the tax cuts will be fully funded and says it's not his intention to introduce a new tax at the Budget.

But Labour's leader Chris Hipkins says the cuts are unaffordable and National should admit it got its numbers wrong.

Luxon spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.