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Potential Impacts of Welfare Reform Information Release

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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The Treasury has released documents provided to Ministers by the Treasury on the estimated impacts of the Government's welfare reforms.

These documents include advice on the impacts of the welfare reforms. However, the advice has been updated over time. The document titled Joint MSD/Treasury Report T2012/1179: Impacts of Welfare Reform provides the most recent estimate of the potential impacts of the Government's welfare reform package; this advice was prepared jointly by the Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development.


The release documents listed here are available in Adobe PDF format only. HTML versions can be supplied on request by Information Services at the Treasury.
Using PDF Files
Doc. Date Creator Title View/Download
14 Jun 2012 Ministry of Social Development & The Treasury Joint MSD/Treasury Report T2012/1179: Impacts of Welfare Reform
Released 19 December 2012. MSD report no: REP/12/06/545.
wr-2370550.pdf (373 KB)

17 Feb 2012 The Treasury Treasury Report T2012/253: Welfare Bill One Cabinet Papers and Forthcoming Welfare Reform Reports
Released 19 December 2012
wr-2269533.pdf (161 KB)

22 Dec 2011 The Treasury Aide Memoire: Costs and Savings of Benefit Reform
Released 19 December 2012
wr-2194316.pdf (278 KB)

25 Oct 2011 The Treasury Aide Memoire: Welfare Reform - Resubmitted Cabinet Paper for 25 October
Released 19 December 2012
wr-2232079.pdf (132 KB)

Information Withheld

Key to sections of the Official Information Act 1982 under which information has been withheld.

Certain information in these documents has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act, as applicable:

  • 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of natural persons, including deceased people.
  • 9(2)(f)(iv) - to maintain the current constitutional conventions protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials.
  • 9(2)(g)(i) - to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions.

In some cases information has been withheld because it is out of scope or not relevant to an Official Information Act request.

In preparing this Information Release, the Treasury has considered the public interest considerations in section 9(1) of the Official Information Act.

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, 18 December 2012