Home News NTUC Members polled: Majority against GST hike

NTUC Members polled: Majority against GST hike

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

By: Obbana Rajah

Earlier this week, results of a poll conducted within the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) was anonymously revealed through WhatsApp.

According to the source, there were more than 300 leaders of NTUC who took part, with about 440 responses received.

The results were not entirely favourable towards the proposed increased in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

- Advertisement -

According to the poll, 73.8% said ‘No’, when asked if GST should be raised, another 16.3% said ‘Maybe’ and 9.9% said ‘Yes’.

Out of those who were for an increase in GST, 51.2% said that a 1% increase would be acceptable, with another 27.9% being for a 2% increase.

Those who were against an increase in GST were asked to suggest other possible ways in which the government could balance spending and revenue. The top 3 on their list was to tax the rich, reduce expenditure and to cut the salary of high-ranking government officers and ministers.

Those who took part in the poll also expressed that should the GST be increased, the government can help low earners through rebates and GST vouchers, proposed measures during the Budget Speech 2018.

- Advertisement -

99% of SG companies hire fairly, says Singapore International Chamber of Commerce chair

Singapore—Many people have been concerned over fair hiring practices lately, especially in the light of job security during the pandemic. And while Singapore’s business leaders said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 19) that welcoming global talent is vital for maintaining Singapore’s...

Police arrest man who broke into neighbour’s flat and kissed her while she was sleeping

Singapore—The police arrested a man who let himself into his neighbor’s unit and kissed her while she was sleeping. The incident occurred on Monday morning (Jan 18) at a building along Tampines Street 83. Ironically, the man called the police himself around noon...

Design submitted by Temasek Polytechnic students selected as logo for Budget 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat revealed that a design submitted by a group of Temasek Polytechnic students has been selected as the logo of Budget 2021, which will be delivered in Parliament right after the Chinese...