Michael Fletcher

Michael Fletcher is an economist working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

May 27, 2021

Will the new benefit rates be enough to live on?

The budget saw a substantial rise to benefits announced. Whether it's enough to provide 'adequate income and standard of living' is another matter.

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Mar 24, 2020

The case for a huge Covid-19 benefit reform

With mass unemployment coming, some existing benefit rules are going to exacerbate people’s problems.

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