Review of Retirement Income Policies

Reviews & Reports

What is the Review?

The Retirement Commissioner is required by law to carry out a Review of Retirement Income Policies every three years. Their report responds to terms of reference set by the Government of the day, and advises on options to ensure all New Zealanders have a good standard of living as they age, both now and in the future.

Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz oversaw 2019 Review, which was undertaken by the staff of his office, the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC).

He delivered his report to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Kris Faafoi, in December 2019. It was tabled in Parliament in January 2020 and made public that month.

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.