SINGAPORE – This year’s Budget, which will be announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Feb 16), comes as Singapore has spent about a year tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout.
Mr Heng has said that helping workers and firms adapt, innovate and grow will be a key priority for Budget 2021 – his sixth Budget speech.
The Government will also continue to support workers and businesses, especially those in hard-hit sectors, he said.
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The discussion, titled “Budget 2021: Resetting Singapore”, will be simulcast on Money FM 89.3.
Readers can also look out for Web specials, explainers and interactive graphics on our website, as well as Budget special reports in the print edition of ST on Wednesday.
A roundtable discussion, organised by ST and UOB, will be held a day after the Budget.
The panel will comprise Mr Desmond Choo, assistant secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress and an MP for Tampines GRC; Mr Douglas Foo, president of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and vice-chairman of the Singapore Business Federation; UOB economist Barnabas Gan; and Professor Hoon Hian Teck, dean of Singapore Management University’s School of Economics and a Nominated MP.
It will be moderated by Mr Khanna.
Highlights will be broadcast on ST’s Budget microsite next Sunday.
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