Policy Recommendations for New Zealand

  • The New Zealand government should provide financial assistance for employment related expenses for beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries who are working part-time.
  • Income abatement rate for the Unemployment Benefit should be changed, i.e reduce the benefit payment base on net (after tax) additional income, rather than before tax income (current system)
  • Should consider:
    • Australia style : Working Credits, or Work for the dole system
    • UK system of National Insurance Credit