“Labour: making small business smaller”


So said Paul Henry this morning as Annette King alluded to new tax policy that Andrew Little will reveal as a speech later this morning.

It concerns the way small business pay Provisional Tax. ?It sounds like it will be opt-in. ?The actual detail won’t be known until Little lays it out.

It has the feeling of being rushed out today as a circuit breaker issue to get the Chinese Bashing off the front pages.

It certainly doesn’t have broad appeal, and it doesn’t speak to the Labour constituency.

Two years out from an election, policy releases are nothing but empty space fillers.