Viewing entries tagged with 'Retirement Commissioner'

Super-expensive super prompts call for budgeting policy

23 January 2017

Radio New Zealand: Politicians need to explain how superannuation will continue to be funded when costs are expected to triple in 20 years to $90 million a day, the Retirement Commissioner says. More>

Retirement commissioner calls for Super changes

16 December 2016

The Commission for Financial Capability has called on the Government to make sweeping changes to the eligibility criteria for NZ Super in the second phase of its 2016 Review of Retirement Income Policies. More>

NZ Super 'has long-term future'

16 December 2016

These days many seem to believe NZ Super is a millstone around taxpayers' neck, or a luxury we can't afford. It's neither. It's a marvel. More>

Kiwisaver suspension not a "holiday"

12 December 2016

The right to suspend payments to KiwiSaver schemes should be reduced from five years to one and the so-called ‘contributions holiday’ should be renamed a ‘savings suspension’ to “remove the positive connection... More>

Ageism threat to retirement

12 December 2016

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is calling for measures to tackle ageism before raising the age NZ Super is paid from to 67. More>

NZ Super Fund: the future?

7 December 2016

Terry Baucher wonders if it is time to look again at the funding of superannuation and gathers some of the facts and figures. More>

Will new PM pave way NZ Superannuation changes?

7 December 2016

Critics of the Government's current stance on New Zealand Superannuation are hoping that the Prime Minister's resignation paves the way for a change of heart in the Beehive. More>

Fee debate welcomed

7 December 2016

The Commission for Financial Capability has welcomed fresh debate on the touchy subject of KiwiSaver fees after a new report suggested there was an "unhealthy focus" on fees - rather than the overall outcome delivered by various schemes. More>

Retirement Commissioner mocks policy failure

2 December 2016

The retirement commissioner has broken with staid civil service tradition by releasing a mockumentary-style teaser trailer to publicise the release of her three-yearly retirement policy recommendations. More>

ACT wants NZ Super debate

25 November 2016

ACT is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation. "Politicians must take Treasury’s long term position report seriously for young New Zealanders."  More>