How would you manage the government’s future financial pressures?
It’s easy. Simply:
1. Select the options you would choose to ease the financial pressures.
2. Watch as the Beehive icon gradually fills up. The percentages on the right-hand side indicate the proportion of the Beehive that each option will fill.
3. Once the Beehive is “full”, you have successfully closed the long-term “gap” between revenue and expenses – i.e. you have returned the government’s finances to a sustainable long-term path.
4. If you like, you can ‘submit’ these choices anonymously, recording your preferences for how governments should address future fiscal challenges. This will permit us to see how choices compare overall.
The Long-Term Fiscal Calculator is a tool to help people understand the future fiscal challenges faced by New Zealand. For more information on the long-term pressures, the Treasury’s Long-Term Fiscal Statement, and the methodology used in this tool, click here.