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KiwiSaver changes make saving tougher – Workplace Savings NZ

19 May 2011

The KiwiSaver changes announced in the Budget do not alter the need for people to save for their retirement, but they will make the journey to your savings goal much tougher.

Building Trust in Financial Markets

4 May 2011

The Government has a golden opportunity in this year's Budget on 19 May to continue to build trust in New Zealand's financial markets by not tinkering with KiwiSaver benefits.  Workplace Savings NZ Chairman David Ireland says the industry considers it highly likely that KiwiSaver incentives are at the top of the list of the Government's savings targets in the upcoming Budget, and another casualty might be the first home deposit subsidy from Housing New Zealand.

Media Release - KiwiSaver recommendations “a starting point”

2 February 2011

The Chairman of Workplace Savings NZ David Ireland says the recommendations are a starting point for discussions around KiwiSaver, but not the solution.
“Leaving KiwiSaver voluntary for the time being makes a lot of sense, for the reasons set out in the report, but you can be sure this will not be the end of the compulsion debate"

KiwiSaver engagement "vital"

3 May 2010

MEDIA RELEASE: Effective engagement with all KiwiSaver stakeholders in the face of further regulatory change is vital to the ongoing success of the scheme, according to Workplace Savings NZ, the voice of workplace savings.

Forum to “de-mystify workplace savings”

6 August 2009

De-mystifying the workplace savings experience is essential if New Zealanders are to understand the information provided to them, and the financial implications of the decisions they make.

Offsetting Employer KiwiSaver Contributions

12 September 2008

On 3 September a rushed amendment to the Employment Relations Act was passed that impacts on every employer offsetting their contributions to KiwiSaver within the remuneration package paid to employees.   The prospect of total remuneration arrangements being under threat had been signalled as long ago as July - what had not been anticipated had been the lack of consultation that occurred with the wording of the amendments made, and the possible far reaching implications.