Hon Bill English

List MP

Hon Bill English is the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance (roles he has held since 2008) and the Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation.


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Good morning, I’m pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. Over the last five years, we’ve talked about social investment and about doing what works in social services.
Finance Minister Bill English has congratulated the new chair of the Reserve Bank’s board of directors Professor Neil Quigley. Professor Quigley has been elected unanimously by his fellow directors, replacing Dr Rod Carr who is standing down after three years as chair.  Economist Kerrin Vautier has been appointed as deputy chair. 
The latest release of the Major Projects Performance Report shows the delivery of the Government’s biggest investment projects is continuing to improve Finance Minister Bill English says. The July 2016 report updates the progress of the 55 most complex, high-value projects that, together, have a whole of life cost of $36 billion.
The Government will redevelop 300 existing Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties into about 1200 new homes in Northcote, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith have announced.
Finance Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a joint report with Auckland Council which sets out a clear direction for the development of Auckland’s transport system over the next 30 years.
The third highest growth rate in the OECD shows the Government’s management of the economy is delivering more jobs and opportunities for New Zealanders, Finance Minister Bill English says.