On the KiwiSaver reform bus: change is compulsory

On the KiwiSaver reform bus: change is compulsory
Retirement commissioner Jane Wrightson. (Image: NZME)
David Chaplin
Retirement commissioner Jane Wrightson is a reformed compulsionista.While previously a fan of making KiwiSaver mandatory, Wrightson has come out in favour of the current "soft compulsion" system that has seen scheme membership swell to almost 3.4 million since its inception in 2007.As the just-released Retirement Commission review of the sector notes: “Making KiwiSaver compulsory is one that comes up frequently in discussions, but when you consider the evidence, we already have high membership. Those not contributing are most li...

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