Bill English to pay back part of allowance

Bill English to pay back part of allowanceDeputy Prime Minister Bill English has decided to pay back part of his ministerial housing allowance to Ministerial Services, saying that as Finance Minister he had to lead by example. He will receive an accommodation allowance… [NZ Herald Politics]

The pressure has told on Bill English. Clearly there has been some heavying behind the scenes to get Bill to clean up his “perception” issues.

The Government has also announced the terms of reference of the review of housing allowances for MP and Ministers. This is rapid response from the government in stark contrast to reviews and inquiries held under Labour.

Time to clean up the troughing.