SINGAPORE – This year’s Budget, which will be announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Feb 18), comes as Singapore deals with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Mr Heng has said that his fifth Budget speech will include measures to help businesses and Singaporeans tide over this uncertain period.
The Budget will have a package to assist households with cost of living to address concerns about expenses, he said.
Other broad-based measures include wage support to help companies preserve jobs for local workers, and tax rebates and rental waivers for firms to address cash flow issues. There will also be support to help firms and workers restructure, train and upgrade in preparation for the eventual upturn.
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