Posts by UnderTheSpotlightNZ

  • Hard News: 2015: The Budget of what?,

    Anyone know how many families on benefits will actually receive the full $25 per week? Haven't been able to find any information on this so far.

    Would also be possible to calculate what the average family will receive if anyone knows how much is budgeted per year for this specific package. The number of families that are reported to be affected is 110,000. If all of them were to receive the full $25 per week (or $1,300 per year) that would require $143 million to be budgeted each year.

    All I have been able to find thus far is that the total "hardship reduction" package will cost $240 million per year once fully implemented. This obviously takes into account the increased childcare subsidy and the changes to Working For Families as well though.

    New Zealand • Since May 2015 • 1 posts Report Reply