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Savings Working Group

Issue date: 
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Status: 
Superseded
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Home page for the Savings Working Group that was established in August 2010 and that presented its final report to the Minister of Finance in January 2011.

The Savings Working Group was established by the government:

  • to provide a point of reference for the government as it develops its medium-term savings strategies; and
  • to stimulate a public discussion on issues of national saving in the New Zealand economy, linking this discussion to investment and growth.

Read the media statement by the Savings Working Group: Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities & Barriers to Growth & Prosperity (1 February 2011).

The Savings Working Group released its interim report on 16 December 2010 and submitted its final report to the Minister in January 2011. The Minister of Finance authorised the final report to be released here on 1 February 2011.

Documents

Documents are available in Adobe PDF and/or HTML formats only. Using PDF Files
Doc. Date Author Title Download
Jan 2011 Savings Working Group Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Barriers to Growth and Prosperity: Final Report to the Minister of Finance
Released 1 February 2011. Includes the accompanying letter from the Chairman of the Savings Working Group to the Minister of Finance.

1 Feb 2011 Savings Working Group Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Barriers to Growth and Prosperity: Chart Pack
Released 1 February 2011.

1 Feb 2011 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities & Barriers to Growth & Prosperity
See also Chart Pack above that was attached to this media statement.

16 Dec 2010 Savings Working Group Interim Report - Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Impediments to Growth
Released 16 December 2010

23 Nov 2010 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Increased savings a critical issue for New Zealand

14 Sep 2010 The Treasury Savings Working Group: Members

8 Sep 2010 The Treasury Saving in New Zealand - Issues and Options
Prepared by the Treasury to assist the Savings Working Group in its work examining options to strengthen national savings.
 
8 Sep 2010 The Treasury Saving in New Zealand - Issues and Options - Data and Charts
Prepared by the Treasury to assist the Savings Working Group in its work examining options to strengthen national savings.
 
7 Sep 2010 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Savings Working Group starts with the Big Picture

24 Aug 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Media statement: Wide brief for expert group on savings options
Includes questions and answers.
On the Beehive website.
[Aug 2010] Office of the Minister of Finance Savings Working Group: Terms of Reference

Background Papers

Background Papers prepared for the Group have been released by the Savings Working Group to help stimulate public discussion on issues of national saving in the New Zealand economy.

Submissions

The Savings Working Group received Submissions from organisations and individuals. Some of the submissions (including the name of the author) received have been published on this website at the discretion of the Savings Working Group and the Treasury.

Contact for Enquiries

The Savings Working Group Secretariat at the Treasury has been disestablished. Contact Information Services if you have any queries about this Savings Working Group material.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 March 2017