Budget to be tabled next week Thursday
The 2018-19 budget is to be tabled in the House of Representatives next week Thursday.
The Estimates of Expenditure, to be tabled by finance minister, Audley Shaw, will provide details of how much the Government intends to spend on recurrent business and capital projects.
Shaw has already promised no new taxes.
However, the budget will be closely watched as the government is still in negotiations with public sector unions who have said they cannot continue to accept minuscule wage increases.
The budget is to be tabled at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, after the ceremonial opening of the new session of Parliament at 11 o’clock.
The opening, which marks the beginning of the 2018-19 legislative year, will feature the traditional delivery of the Throne Speech by Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen.
The Throne Speech will outline the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year.