Full Document: 2016-2017 Budget Speech

February 19, 2016

This morning [Feb 19], Finance Minister Bob Richards delivered the 2016 Budget in the House of Assembly, which details Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Minister announced a number of items, including that a new General Services Tax will be levied on turnover from the provision of most services by service providers to the public, and that the Government will increase Payroll Tax, Customs Duty on fuel, tobacco and alcohol.

View our live blog on the Budget here, and all our coverage of the 2016 Budget here.

The full Budget Speech is below [PDF here]:

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  1. Vote for Me says:

    If I remember correctly, the 2013 ‘SAGE’ needs ‘RAGE’ scenario is being activated, figuratively and literally.

  2. San George says:

    Never going to work if you don’t cut cost – starting with the civil service.

  3. craig looby says:

    the entire bda economy is artificially inflated and needs to be restructured from top to bottom