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Labour plays favourites with events sector plan

November 09, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s plan to underwrite events is picking winners and condemning small events businesses to the scrap heap, says National’s Economic Development and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Labour owes the events industry – before it’s too late

November 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

With today’s announcement from Labour Cabinet Minister Kiritapu Allen that Rhythm and Vines is extremely unlikely to go ahead, the Government must adopt National’s event insurance policy to protect the devastated events sector, says National’s Economic Development and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Amazon wanted to stay, but Labour drove them away

September 27, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

New information has revealed Amazon wanted to keep filming the Lord of the Rings television series in New Zealand, but the Government’s unwillingness to hear them out forced the series offshore, costing the economy billions, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Government says no more help to hospitality sector

September 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Thousands of New Zealanders have lost their jobs with the closure of many hospitality businesses, and many more will join them if the Government doesn’t provided targeted support, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Lockdown extension the final straw for many battling businesses

September 13, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s decision to extend the Level 4 lockdown in Auckland and Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in the country without additional urgent support will be the end of many businesses, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Businesses struggling day-to-day under Covid restrictions desperately need Government support

September 10, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Each day matters for hardworking businesses struggling under Level 4 lockdown in Auckland and new Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in the country, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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New businesses being left out in the cold by Labour

August 30, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Labour Government must extend Covid support to new businesses established in the past six months, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Clarity about Level 4 trading rules now urgent

August 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay has today written to Ministers David Clark and Stuart Nash asking them to urgently clarify the rules around which businesses are able to open safely during the Level 4 lockdown and the procedures for companies to receive an authorisation to trade.

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Minister’s blunder costs New Zealand $4.5 billion

August 13, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash has fumbled negotiations with Amazon and now the billions of dollars that would’ve been spent in New Zealand will now go to the UK economy, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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National backs commerce teachers’ petition

August 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The proposed removal of specialised commerce subjects at NCEA Level 1 is going to leave Kiwis without strong financial and economic literacy, National MPs Todd McClay and Paul Goldsmith say.

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Kiwis should demand the debate on investor rules

July 12, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Reports today the Government is looking to change investor rules risks locking New Zealand out of billions of dollars of investment and Kiwis deserve to be part of the debate, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Govt should scrap ethnicity based procurement process

July 02, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government must cancel its new procurement rules which could see contracts awarded based on ethnicity rather than the best person to do the job, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Renamed PGF still won’t deliver

May 27, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s newly named Provincial Growth Fund isn’t anything new, it merely demonstrates its inability to deliver for New Zealanders, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Amazon deal a vote of confidence in NZ film sector

April 16, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says Amazon’s announcement that they will make films and TV series in New Zealand is a vote of confidence in our entertainment and film production industry.

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2-year moratorium on govt regulations needed as business closures spiral

March 28, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay is calling on the Government to commit to a two-year moratorium on additional government costs on businesses as New Zealanders struggle under the weight of border closures and a slowing economy.

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Minimum wage hike isn’t what the economy needs

November 24, 2020 Share

Todd McClay

A sharp boost to the minimum wage would see fewer jobs created as businesses struggle under a tidal wave of government-imposed costs, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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