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Post-Budget poll respondents concerned GST on low-cost imported goods will raise cost of living

  Singapore—Feedback and engagement agency Reach said on Monday (Apr 26) that “a significant number” of Singaporeans who responded to a recent feedback exercise on...

Indranee Rajah: If we want to do more for people, we’ll have to spend...

Singapore—At the end of this year’s Budget Debate in Parliament, Ms Indranee Rajah, the Leader of the House, underlined that Singapore may have to...

Delivery and ride-hailing drivers call petrol duty increase “really unfair”

Singapore – The news that petrol duties have been increased has shocked those working as delivery and ride-hailing drivers. On Tuesday (Feb 16), Deputy Prime...

SDP’s Bryan Lim comments about Budget 2021: ‘need to rethink policies’

Singapore — The Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP's) Bryan Lim objected to the impending GST hike in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Feb 17).  Commenting...

Budget 2021: S$4.8b of S$11b Covid-19 Resilience Package for public health; healthcare workers to...

Singapore — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Tuesday (Feb 16) that the Government is giving foremost importance to public health, allocating...

Budget 2021: Ensuring equal opportunities for all

Singapore — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Tuesday (Feb 16) that Budget 2021 will focus on long-term efforts to ensure equal...

GST hike postponed another year

During the reading of the Emerging Stronger Together Budget, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat announced that despite an initially-planned increase in the...

Budget 2021 – DPM Heng announces S$200 GST voucher for all despite overall budget...

Announcing the Budget 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a Household Support Package totalling S$900 million to provide some support to all...

Deficit expected for Budget 2021

Singapore—As the government starts its first fiscal year after GE2020, the sizable economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic may cause a deficit on this...
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