Retirement Commissioner's review of retirement income policies

The Retirement Commissioner is required to review the Government’s retirement income policies every 3 years, under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001.

2019 review of retirement income policies

Update: the Government is taking further time to respond to the 2019 retirement income policy review in light of the COVID-19 economic recovery.

Government's letter of response to the Retirement Commissioner [PDF, 784 KB]

2016 review of retirement income policies

The Retirement Commissioner completed the most recent review in December 2016. The review contains recommendations relating to:

  • New Zealand Superannuation settings
  • KiwiSaver settings
  • implications of the ageing workforce
  • assistance to vulnerable groups in retirement.

Retirement Commissioner’s recommendations(external link)

Signed Government response [PDF, 428 KB]

Last updated: 13 October 2020