Treasury has referred the National Party budget release to police and says there’s sufficient evidence to indicate its systems have been deliberately and systematically hacked. Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says the breach is serious, and the matter was referred to police on the advice of the National Cyber Security Centre. "The Treasury takes the security of all the information it holds extremely seriously," he said on Tuesday night. "It has taken immediate steps today to increase the security of all Budget-related information and will be undertaking a full review of information security processes." He says there’s no evidence personal information has been subject to the hack. Finance Minister Grant Robertson says it's an "extremely serious" matter and is calling on the National Party not to leak any more information. “We have contacted the National Party tonight to request that they do not release any further material, given that the Treasury said … [Read more...] about Budget leak to be referred to police by Treasury
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to throw her full confidence behind the Treasury, after Budget information was obtained by the National Party. But Minister of Regional Economic Development, and senior NZ First MP, Shane Jones said Finance Minister Grant Robertson should "hunt down" the person responsible, if it is discovered there had been a leak. "If there is someone who is playing fast and loose with information that he [Robertson] is responsible for, he should get the taiaha (Maori weapon) out and lob their heads off." The National Party this morning released information that they say will be in Thursday's Budget. Just hours later, National released more information it claimed was from the Budget. He said the information was obtained by National since the release this morning of other Budget information. Robertson this morning confirmed that some of the numbers released by National were correct, but some of them were wrong. Robertson said he "was just not going to get … [Read more...] about PM refuses to support Treasury after Budget leak
UK Politics By Reality Check team BBC News 28 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48256318 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check With the European elections concluded, one of the big challenges … [Read more...] about EU budget: Who pays most in and who gets most back?
The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) will be looking into how budget funds are spent at state and public institutions and companies. Though the focus will be on Parliament and the use of commuting costs, other decisions, too, will be checked, including ones that are related to use of official vehicles and reimbursements for a flat. In addition, a procedure has been opened regarding employment of close persons at the Ministry of Local Self-Government and use of vehicles for private purposes. Moreover, the SCPC will also look into the ways in which the office premises of former Presidents were selected. … [Read more...] about SCPC to look Into spending of budget Funds
0 Have your say Personal loan rates are at all-time lows. Ads shout about deals for as little as 2.9 per cent. Yet debt is like fire. Done well it’s a useful tool, done badly it burns. And sadly it’s a cautionary tale from a recent caller to my This Morning phone-in that prompted me to write this. Last summer, Catherine thought she was doing right by using a credit reference agency’s eligibility tool, to find a cheap loan for £1,000. “It came up saying, ‘you can get accepted’ – I thought, ‘brilliant, I can fix my car’. [Now, having such a costly loan on my credit file has] affected my remortgage. The loan was 54.9 per cent over 5 yrs... to pay it off now would be £2,800.”These numbers don’t add up, so one way or another she’s having terrible loan issues at an extortionate cost. So here’s my six key need-to-knows. 1 Establish if you really need to borrow? The most … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis: A cautionary tale over using a personal loan