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  • Investor Confidence Rating - Guidance

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    More information on the Investor Confidence Rating can be found in the guidance below: Guidance on the Investor Confidence Rating: Overview based on the requirements in Cabinet Office Circular CO (15) 5: Investment Management and Asset...

  • Better Public Services

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    Better Public Services focuses on the State Services working better to deliver improved results for New Zealanders. Better Public Services seeks to retain the strengths of our State services while addressing weaknesses such as fragmentation, government...

  • Departmental Internal Control Evaluation (DICE)

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    During 2013 the Treasury implemented a new process for gaining assurance on the internal control environment in departments (CIPFA TICK). CIPFA TICK replaced the previous assurance process, Departmental Internal Control Evaluation (DICE). While DICE...

  • Departments and Offices of Parliament

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    Information relevant to departments and Offices of Parliament in the New Zealand state sector. The Treasury's Role Treasury has a number of roles and responsibilities in relation to Government departments and Offices of Parliament. These range from...

  • Public Benefit Entities (PBE)

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    This page contains information and guidance on Public Benefit Entities. Public benefit entities are defined in each standard as: “reporting entities whose primary objective is to provide goods or services for community or social benefit and where any...

  • About this site

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    Government Web Standards The Treasury website has been re-designed to allow the Treasury to work towards compliance with New Zealand Web Standards and Recommendations for public sector web sites. New Zealand Web Standards and Recommendations In...

  • Accessibility

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    Information on this web site's accessibility features, including access keys. See About This Site for information on this site's finding aids such as search and the sitemap. Access Keys Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around...

  • Using PDF Files

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    How to download and use the Adobe PDF files available on this site. PDF (Portable Document Format) The PDF format is used on the Treasury web site to enable site users to view, download and print publications and documents largely as they appear in...

  • Using MS Excel Files

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    How to download the MS Excel files available on this site. MS Excel Format Files in MS Excel format are used on the Treasury web site to enable site users to view and use data and Treasury's models in spreadsheets.  The types of data...

  • Developing a Cost Recovery Proposal

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    The government produces a range of services to individuals and private businesses through statutory authority and in some cases enables the costs of these services to be recovered from users. In doing this, the users and public should be assured that the...

  • Request for Information - Budget 2015

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    The Government wants to improve the lives of New Zealanders most in need. To help identify what we could do to make the biggest difference for the hardest to reach children and their families, the Treasury released a Request for Information (RFI) for...

  • Government 2018 Revenue Strategy

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    The Government’s Revenue Strategy This revenue strategy sets outs the Government’s objectives for the tax system and tax policy, in the context of its economic and fiscal strategies. Economic Strategy The Government is committed to improving the well-...

  • FAQs Relating to the Administrative and Support Services Benchmarking Report for the Financial Year 2010/11

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    These frequently asked questions are available in Adobe PDF and HTML formats. Using PDF Files Date Created by Document Download 7 Mar 2012 The Treasury FAQs Relating to the Administrative and Support...

  • Overview of the Public Sector PBE Standards

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    The approach used by the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) to develop the PBE Standards. The NZASB (a sub-board of the External Reporting Board) used the following approach to develop the Public Sector PBE Standards and the PBE Standards...

  • Using MS Powerpoint Files

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    Information about using the MS Powerpoint files available on this web site. MS Powerpoint Format Files in MS Powerpoint format are occasionally provided in order to allow users to access the presentation slides that have been used by Guest...

  • Is Capital Charge a Financial Instrument or Expense?

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    NZ IFRS define what a financial instrument is and whether an instrument is a financial asset, financial liability or equity (these definitions are currently in NZ IAS 32). There are no equivalent definitions in current GAAP. However, the definitions...

  • Monthly economic indicators

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    The Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) publication is a stock-take of economic data releases. The MEI is prepared by the Forecasting and Monitoring team in the Treasury. The MEI includes a commentary on the major data releases over the previous month and...

  • Better Business Cases - Investing for Change for Better Value

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    BBC is a structured way that stakeholders can work and think together to provide a business case, with fit for purpose analysis, which gives confidence to decision makers that investing in a proposed programme or project is justified because: there is...

  • Discount Rates

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    In addition to the general guidance in our cost benefit analysis guide, the Treasury also provides specific guidance on the discount rates to be used in economic analyses. These are set out below.  A technical document outlining how the discount...

  • Regulation

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    These Regulation pages on the Treasury website provide:  an overview of the regulatory management system that operates within central government in New Zealand information and guidance on key regulatory management system...

  • Regulatory Management System Overview

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    The regulatory management system is the set of policies, institutions, processes and tools employed by central government to pursue and maintain good quality regulation. What is regulatory management? Key features of the regulatory management system...

  • Regulatory timeline

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    The timeline of the Government’s major regulatory related decisions. This illustrates how the Government’s regulatory strategy has evolved over time, moving away from standardised requirements imposed by Ministers and central agencies to a strategy that...

  • New Zealand Productivity Commission Report on Regulatory Institutions and Practices

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    In July 2013 the Government asked the New Zealand Productivity Commission to investigate how to make overall improvements in the design and operation of regulatory regimes in New Zealand.  The Commission produced an Issues Paper in August 2013, a...

  • Discussion Documents

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    Discussion documents are a common vehicle for consultation. Discussion documents often outline different options to solve a problem and, among other things, ask interested parties what impact the options may have.  If a Cabinet paper is...

  • Cost Benefit and Multi-Criteria Analysis

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    Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) are analytical tools that can be used to evaluate the costs, benefits and risks of options presented in a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). They are not mutually exclusive, and in fact...

  • Implementation and monitoring responsibilities

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    The implementation and monitoring steps are two of the most overlooked, but most important, steps in the policy development process. Before regulatory changes are proposed or made, the government expects that regulatory agencies will, among other things...

  • Quality of RIS

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    The regulatory impact analysis team (RIAT) at Treasury has provided QA on close to 200 significant RISs since 2010. The quality of significant RISs has largely remained constant over time. RIAT's involvement with departments often involves providing...

  • Departmental disclosure statements

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    Since August 2013, the government has required departments to prepare and publish a disclosure statement to accompany the introduction of most government Bills and substantive Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs). The purpose of a disclosure statement is...

  • Keeping regulation fit for purpose

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    Assessing the condition of existing regulatory systems The Government’s “Expectations for regulatory stewardship by government agencies” set out the responsibility of regulatory agencies to, among other things: monitor the ongoing performance and...

  • Information for regulators

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    Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG) The Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG) is a network of central and local government regulatory agencies established to lead and contribute to regulatory practice initiatives. It works on...

  • IPANZ award for regulatory excellence

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    The IPANZ award for Excellence in Regulatory Systems is an annual award that recognises a policy reform, review or design initiative which improves the effectiveness of a regulatory system in achieving its outcome. IPANZ award for Excellence in...

  • Treasury’s Role in Regulatory Management

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    In 2008 the Treasury became responsible for the strategic co-ordination of the Government's regulatory management system. The Regulatory Quality Team (RQT) within the Treasury exercises stewardship over the regulatory management system to maintain and...

  • Regulatory standards bill

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    Hon Rodney Hide, Minister for Regulatory Reform, introduced the Regulatory Standards Bill to Parliament on 15 March 2011. The Regulatory Standards Bill aimed to improve the quality of regulation in New Zealand. The Bill proposed: A set of legislative...

  • RIS review

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    The current Regulatory Impact Analysis regime requires impact analysis (IA) to be undertaken for regulatory proposals and a regulatory impact statement (RIS) attached to the Cabinet paper asking for policy decisions. Government agencies are required to...

  • Regulatory Review Programme

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    In 2009 the Government established a Regulatory Review Programme to advance reviews of major regulatory regimes.  Reviews selected for the programme were those with significant effects on productivity and pervasive economic impacts.  The...

  • Government Statement on Regulation: Better Regulation, Less Regulation

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    The government issued the Government Statement on Regulation on 17 August 2009. See the Information Release by the Treasury of background material relating to the Government Statement on Regulation. The Government Statement on Regulation Please...