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Local business owners and operators in Waimakariri will get a breakdown on new changes to help small to medium-sized businesses by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hon Bill English in a special session, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.

“Budget 16 delivered some good news for small to medium-sized businesses. I know how busy our local business people are – growing a business requires time and commitment - so I thought the best way to put across these great new changes would be to see if I could get the Finance Minister in front of our local business owners and operators,” Doocey said.

The MP said a new tax package for small to medium-sized businesses which makes paying tax easier would reduce the burden of interest and penalties. 

“The tax system can be a key issue in cashflow,” Doocey said.

Hon Bill English will meet with business owners on Tuesday 26 July in the Rangiora Town Hall upstairs function room at 10am.

“As a supporter of local businesses, I’m thrilled that I was able to get the Minister down to Waimakariri electorate to speak to our local business people about what Budget 16 means for them. The Minister will also be coming to hear feedback on the Budget and to hear about what’s happening in our area,” Doocey said.

“Latest statistics from Inland Revenue confirm that Canterbury’s small business economy has grown faster than anywhere in the country,” Doocey added. “This is a great time to be doing business in Canterbury and I’m hoping our local business people will get a lot out of this session.”

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