15 Feb '11, 11am

SDP's Shadow Budget to Propose 0% GST: “In any case, if they really needed more revenue, the universally accep...

SDP's Shadow Budget to Propose 0% GST: “In any case, if they really needed more revenue, the universally accep...

The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Vincent Wijeysingha will officially unveil the party’s Shadow Budget FY 2011 this upcoming week. Dr Wijeysingha, who holds a doctorate in social policy from the University of Sheffield , is an experienced social worker and has written extensively on the electoral system in Singapore. He said in an interview with the author that one of the key proposals of the upcoming Shadow Budget is the implementation of a graduated Goods and Services Tax (GST) with basic necessities rated at 0%. Dr Wijeysingha, whose doctoral work focused on an assessment of the role of social welfare policies in economic development, has been described by colleagues as a natural candidate to formulate the SDP’s alternative financial policy, given his expertise in the field. The rationale behind the GST move, according to Dr Wijeysingha, is the fact that “The Si...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/02/15/the-sdp%e2%80%99s...

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SDP's Shadow Budget available for download

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straitstimes.com 16 Feb '11, 10pm

File photo of Dr Vincent Wijeysingha speaking at a Singapore Democratic Party rally at Hong Lim Park. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLIN...