I think it is fair to say that while the review itself was a great body of work – it’s translation into actual policy has been somewhat lacking. This was probably inevitable. The Henry Review was supposed to be economic roadmap that would guide economic policy over 20 years. But I do think some core elements of it have been missed by both the politicians responsible for it and the media. The first of these posts is going to look at the Henry Review and the GST.
Let me know if you have any specific parts you think deserve a closer look!