Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Middle class, sometimes low net worth people run our labour force, including the public sector for essential services. Police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, even doctors, are struggling to get a home in supply-starved Auckland – so they move to the regions. Net result: our schools, hospitals, first responders, and our local businesses in Auckland can't get or retain the labour they require. And people can't live where they want to live.  ... Read Article

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

KiwiBuild Policy

Middle class, sometimes low net worth people run our labour force, including the public sector for essential services. Police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, even doctors, are struggling to get a home in supply-starved Auckland – so they move to the regions. Net result: our schools, hospitals, first responders, and our local businesses in Auckland can't get or retain the labour they require. And people can't live where they want to live.  ... Read Article

Friday, April 13, 2018
On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour’s promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth considering some of the detail provided.   ... Read Article
Friday, April 13, 2018

Tax Loss Ring-Fencing for Investment Property

On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour’s promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth considering some of the detail provided.   ... Read Article
Monday, September 25, 2017
With election shenanigans in full flight, it appears we will suffer several weeks of grand standing and power playing as Mr Peters lists his demands and weighs his options. I was going to run a webinar with Tony Alexander on 26 September reviewing the outcome of the election, and the likely implications for taxation and the economy. However, it seems pointless as we don’t yet have a result and we would all be guessing. 
  ... Read Article
Monday, September 25, 2017

Winfiasco: Waiting for Mr Peters to decide

With election shenanigans in full flight, it appears we will suffer several weeks of grand standing and power playing as Mr Peters lists his demands and weighs his options. I was going to run a webinar with Tony Alexander on 26 September reviewing the outcome of the election, and the likely implications for taxation and the economy. However, it seems pointless as we don’t yet have a result and we would all be guessing. 
  ... Read Article
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Labour has targeted investors in its fresh housing policy released in the last week. Ringfencing tax losses, five-year bright line rules and a tax committee (to mask their desire to bring in capital gains tax) are all on their agenda.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Labour's proposal to ringfence losses

Labour has targeted investors in its fresh housing policy released in the last week. Ringfencing tax losses, five-year bright line rules and a tax committee (to mask their desire to bring in capital gains tax) are all on their agenda.
  ... Read Article
Thursday, February 12, 2015

House prices have been increasing in Auckland, and this is a hot topic in the media. It’s little wonder prices keep going up when we have prime time TV and the front pages of newspapers pounding us with a message that Auckland has a supply problem and long-term bulletproof demand. Investors come out of the woodwork and compete with first home buyers, leading to yet another boom cycle for the Auckland property market. Households pay more and investors accept ever lower returns. When does it all stop?   ... Read Article

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Auckland’s House Price Inflation Problem

House prices have been increasing in Auckland, and this is a hot topic in the media. It’s little wonder prices keep going up when we have prime time TV and the front pages of newspapers pounding us with a message that Auckland has a supply problem and long-term bulletproof demand. Investors come out of the woodwork and compete with first home buyers, leading to yet another boom cycle for the Auckland property market. Households pay more and investors accept ever lower returns. When does it all stop?   ... Read Article

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Only a few weeks ago I presented on stage with Tony Alexander (BNZ Chief Economist) about the forecast for the New Zealand economy in 2014.  (See my full presentation here).  The word on the ground is that 2014 is going to be an epic year, and in general the feeling is one of enthusiasm. The Year of the Horse may well turn out to be the Year of the Racehorse.    ... Read Article

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Is NZ's Growth expected to continue?

Only a few weeks ago I presented on stage with Tony Alexander (BNZ Chief Economist) about the forecast for the New Zealand economy in 2014.  (See my full presentation here).  The word on the ground is that 2014 is going to be an epic year, and in general the feeling is one of enthusiasm. The Year of the Horse may well turn out to be the Year of the Racehorse.    ... Read Article

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