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05 September 2023

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The Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Election Survey conducted by BusinessNZ is New Zealand’s premier survey of business sentiment in the lead up to the General Election.

The survey asks businesses their views on current political issues and poses the same questions to New Zealand’s main political parties, so comparisons can be made. This year’s results show that the business community’s main concerns are increased costs and the lack of a plan for raising New Zealand’s economic performance.

Key findings include:

  • 93 percent of respondents agree that over the past three years, changes made by the Government have increased the cost of doing business.
  • 85 percent of respondents feel that the Government does not have a plan for improved economic performance.
  • 80 percent of respondents disagree that region-focused delivery of Three Waters services by new public sector entities (separate from territorial local authorities) will bring about the types of economic gains that the Government has outlined.
  • 74 percent of respondents do not think that the Government has the balance of infrastructure spending right.

The complete results of the survey and insights on the findings from experts at both Chapman Tripp and Deloitte can be found on our Election Survey online hub.

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