REACH seeks public’s input on Budget 2017

by HRD04 Jan 2017
Finance minister Heng Swee Keat is set to deliver this year’s budget to parliament on 20 February but before then REACH will be holding two sessions to get the public’s input on what they expect to hear from his address.

This evening (04 January) from 8pm to 9:30pm, MP Liang Eng Hwa, head of Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade and Industry, and GPC member Foo Mee Har will host a pre-Budget question and answer session at REACH’s Facebook page.

Additionally on 08 January, Singaporeans are invited to attend a pre-Budget Listening Point at Hougang Hawker Centre on Hougang Avenue 8 from 7:30am to 11:30am in order to canvass viewpoints and proposals in advance of the Budget.

You may also provide feedback via the following avenues until 13 January:

1)    The Singapore Budget website
2)    The REACH discussion forum
3)    The REACH Budget microsite
4)    REACH Singapore’s Facebook page
5)    Twitter: @REACH_Singapore (#SGBudget2017)
6)    Email: reach@reach.gov.sg
7)    REACH’s toll-free hotline: 1-800-353-5555 (Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 5.45pm)
8)    SMS: 9-SPEAK-UP (9-77325-87)

Professional services firm PwC had already released some proposals that include easing work visa regulations and tax relief for firms looking to digitise their processes while netizens have expressed their wishes that include subject areas such as the CPF fund, Workfare Income Supplements, and SkillsFuture credits.

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