Retirement income policy review
The Commission for Financial Capability has a mandate to review retirement income policy every three years and report to Government.
In a nutshell, the cost of NZ Super (which is taxpayer funded today) will double by mid-century. Healthcare costs will increase too. How will future governments manage the challenge? What do we believe as a society about intergenerational equity, which simply means what do we owe our children and grandchildren and what do they owe us?
2016 Review of Retirement Income Policies
Under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, the Retirement Commissioner is required to review retirement income policies every three years.
Visit our dedicated Year of the Review section.
2013 Report to Government
Focusing on the Future is the 2013 review of retirement income policies.
It draws on a mix of background papers, submissions, analysis and other research, and aims to raise public awareness of retirement income policy issues.
The final report to Government was tabled 12 December 2013.
The report’s policy recommendations are part of the Commission’s broader mission to help New Zealanders prepare financially across their lifetimes for retirement.
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See the policy position papers exploring the eight objectives of the review.
Government response to Focusing on the Future
If you are interested in previous reviews of retirement income policies that the Commission has done, you are welcome to contact us.