PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/STUFF NZ First MP and Associate Minister of Finance Shane Jones says businesses got their pre-Budget “trophy announcement” in the form of no capital gains tax.

NZ First were responsible for killing off the capital gains tax, Associate Finance Minister Shane Jones says.

The NZ First MP made the claim at a post-Budget luncheon hosted by accounting and consultancy firm Grant Thornton in Auckland on Friday.

He said some business people in the audience had expressed disappointment to him that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did not make a “trophy announcement of a business nature” in her pre-Budget speech a week ago.