Review of Retirement Income Policies

Reviews & Reports

What is the Review?

CFFC has a mandate to review retirement income policy every three years and report to Government.

NZ Super (which is tax payer funded today) is expected to triple in cost in the next 20 years. 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? 

The 2013 Review

Focusing on the Future was CFFC's 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 background papers prepared for the review and the range of submissions received.

See the policy position papers exploring the eight objectives of the review.  

Previous reviews 

If you are interested in previous reviews of retirement income policies that the Commission has done, you are welcome to contact us.