2011年5月15日

キウィセーバーカットはMPの年金に影響なし

(本来その博打の胴元は違うので)関係ないといえば関係なさそうですが、政府がキウィセーバーを年金の基金だと標榜している以上、痛みわけは必要だという主張はあながち間違っていないように思います。

このMPの年金は、1992年以前では総給料の23%と同等の補助金が、1992年以降では、彼らの年収の20%まで補助金が支給され、彼らが投資した額の$1につき$2.50を受け取ることができます。なので、すでに若干減額されています。ジョン・キー首相は、議員の多くはキウィセーバーに加入しているので、その影響は受けていると述べています。

すでにお気づきの通り、現在キウィセーバーの加入者は1.7ミリオンに達していますが、政府の思惑通りに支払っている人々はほぼ半強制的に給料天引きされている人々で、(震災等により)この人々の数は減ってきています。今回、毎週$20に該当する減税のインセティブが消失したことで、これからも継続して支払いする人々がいるのかどうか、今後しばらく注意深くモニターする必要がありそうです。

MPs' generous superannuation schemes will not be cut, despite government plans to slash the subsidies paid to KiwiSaver accounts.

Finance Minister Bill English, who was elected in 1990 and so qualifies for the gold-plated pre-1992 scheme, said the government had not considered cutting politicians' entitlements.

He said MPs' super "has been reduced quite significantly over the years to the point where I think MPs who come into Parliament in recent elections get pretty much the same deal as everybody else".

Since 1992, MPs have been entitled to a subsidy of up to 20 per cent of their salary, receiving $2.50 for every dollar they put in.

Those elected before 1992 receive a subsidy equal to 23% of their gross salary.

Asked why taxpayers should subsidise MPs up to 20% when he was winding back KiwiSaver subsidies, English said they were different schemes.

"The MPs' scheme has been wound down over the last 20 years to something that is pretty similar to what everyone has available to them. In fact, I think a number of MPs are probably members of KiwiSaver."

Prime Minister John Key has said the May 19 Budget will include plans to reduce, but not scrap, the KiwiSaver member tax credit, worth up to $20 a week.

It will force employers and employees to increase their minimum 2% contributions to make up the difference. The tax credit is budgeted to cost the Government $880 million this year.

Labour finance spokesman David Cunliffe said the move undermined confidence in the scheme, which has more than 1.7 million members.

He said Labour would release its savings policy later.

"That does not mean we will not restore the member tax credit. But we will have to make a judgment after seeing the Budget books."

Labour would aim to "build up, broaden and grow KiwiSaver".

ネタ元:http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/kiwisaver-cuts-not-affect-mps-super-4169770

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