Fees and allowances for statutory and other bodies

Last updated: 3 February 2016

The State Sector Remuneration and Fees team administers the 'Cabinet Fees Framework' fees and remuneration regime for Crown bodies.

The State Services Commission is currently undertaking a three phase review of the Cabinet Fees Framework to ensure it is fit for purpose. Phase one is updating the Framework to address immediate issues, phase two is scoping options for an online tool and central database for bodies administered under the Framework, and phase three is scoping the need for changes to the current fee-setting methodology.

The fees and remuneration regime is set out as part of the Board Appointment and Induction Guidelines, although the actual classification and fees payable under the Cabinet Fees Framework are defined in the Cabinet Office Circular CO (12)6, dated 19 December 2012. See the Resources section for more information.

For advice on the interpretation and application of the Framework, please email the State Services Commission (Executive and Practice Services team) at: fees@ssc.govt.nz.

Note: Circular CO (09)5 replaced CO(06)8 on 3 July 2009. The modified framework covers all statutory bodies, non-statutory bodies and committees in which the Crown has an interest, that are outside the Remuneration Authority's or other fee setting bodies' jurisdiction. Such bodies comprise most Crown entities (including Crown Agents, Autonomous Crown Entities [ACEs] and tertiary education institutions), trust boards, advisory bodies and committees, Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry, statutory tribunals, individuals appointed as statutory bodies that are not covered by the Remuneration Authority and some subsidiary bodies.