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Savings Working Group

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.

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.

Pages comprising the Savings Working Group archive

This archive of Savings Working Group material comprises the following pages:

An additional media statement by the Minister of Finance Bill English is hosted on the Beehive website: Wide brief for expert group on savings options (24 August 2010.

PDF copies of other media statements, background documents, the terms of reference, the list of Savings Working Group members, and the final report of the Savings Working Group are available from this page.

Other material on the Treasury Website#

A treasury paper was prepared to assist the Savings Working Group in its work examining options to strengthen national savings: Saving in New Zealand - Issues and Options (8 September 2010).

Contact for Enquiries

Email: [email protected]