Pressure on Labour’s water tax – MSN

Pressure on Labour’s water tax – MSN

Farmers are turning up the pressure on Labour’s water tax proposal as debate heats up over how much it might cost the sector.

The party’s plan to charge farmers one or two cents for every 1000 litres they use is being attacked as unfair and likely to take money out of local communities.

Farmers are planning to protest in the dairying town of Morrinsville where Labour leader Jacinda Ardern grew up.

National leader Bill English said Labour’s tax could cost farmers up to $50,000 a year – which Labour water spokesperson David Clark described as “scaremongering”.