20 Feb '17, 9am

MOTHERSHIP | All you need to know about the 2017 Budget Statement in 3 minutes

MOTHERSHIP | All you need to know about the 2017 Budget Statement in 3 minutes

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the 2017 Budget statement at 3.30pm in Parliament today (Feb 20). Budget 2017 is Minister Heng’s first budget after he resumed duties in August 2016. He had suffered a stroke earlier in May 2016. The aim of this year’s budget, themed “Moving Forward Together” is to: 1) Prepare us for the future economy and support businesses 2) Sustain employment and help workers thrive 3) Build an inclusive society and strengthen our community 4) Protect our environment 5) Ensure fiscal sustainability Here are 10 key points of Minister Heng’s Budget Statement: Future economy and support businesses 1. SMEs Go Digital Programme i) Help SME build digital capabilities, with step by step advice on technologies to use. ii) Provide advice and funding support for emerging ICT solutions. iii) Strengthen capabilities in data and cybersecurity. 2. Committe o...

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