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'We did a poor job in putting our view across'

TREASURY minister Gavin St Pier has apologised for his department’s poor communication over its desire to phase out mortgage interest relief, which he admitted had caused anxiety and distress.

T&R needs to duck and fight later

AFTER an extended meeting of Treasury and Resources, its minister moved to try to mitigate the PR disaster that has overtaken the department’s desire to phase out mortgage interest relief. Unfortunately, T&R’s ‘clarification’ has made matters worse.

Deputy will challenge mortgage relief plans

AN AMENDMENT to defeat Treasury and Resources’ controversial suggestion to phase out mortgage interest tax relief will go before the States, Deputy Matt Fallaize has confirmed.