Hey, Bill! This is what your budget needs

  • Doubling the state housing stock from 60,000 to about 120,000 residences is what Shamubeel Eaqub wants from the Budget.

But the economic commentator sees that as highly unlikely.

“This Government has shown little initiative on this front but I certainly hope housing will be big in this Budget because moves so far have been too marginal and too incremental to be effective.

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Finance Minister Bill English with copies of his Budget 2015 at PrintLink in Petone. Photo / Mark Mitchell