18 Feb '11, 9am

Budget 2011: S$90m set aside for children 6 years old & below

Budget 2011: S$90m set aside for children 6 years old & below

SINGAPORE: The government will introduce further measures to help families with children meet their expenses. A new Child Development Credit scheme will be introduced for all Singaporean children aged six years old and below. Children born between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011 are eligible. Announcing this in his Budget statement, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said 80 per cent of families will receive S$400 per child. Meanwhile the remaining 20 per cent, who are better off, will receive S$300 per child. The money will be paid into the Children Development Accounts and can be used to pay their children's pre-school, childcare and medical expenses. The Child Development Credit will cost the government about S$90 million and benefit more than 220,000 children aged six years old and below. The payout will start in July this year. Notification letters will be ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

Tweets

Budget 2011 Incomes to be raised by 30% over 10...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has laid out several factors to achieve an inclusive budget to strength...

Budget 2011: Analysis snippets: by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Budget Statement 2011 by the Finance Minister...

Budget 2011: Analysis snippets: by Leong Sze Hi...

theonlinecitizen.com 18 Feb '11, 2pm

This example of a typical lower-income family, may be the exception rather than the norm, as both husband and wife would h...

Budget 2011: Lower-income families to benefit f...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: The average Singaporean household will receive about S$3,000 from this year's budget, said the Finance Minister...

"If the Budget 2011 can give the data for Singaporeans only, why is it that we have been consistently been unable...

"If the Budget 2011 can give the data for Singa...

theonlinecitizen.com 19 Feb '11, 2am

In this connection, last year’s resident full-time and part-time workers’ real income increased by 1.3 and 10 per cent res...

[ST] Budget 2011: Keep S'pore affordable

straitstimes.com 17 Feb '11, 10pm

THE annual Budget is one of the most anticipated items on the national agenda. Everyone hopes to benefit in some way. Of l...

Budget 2011: More financial help for first-time...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 10am

SINGAPORE: Low-income Singaporean families will receive more financial help to buy their first home from this year's Budge...

$90m Child Development Credit to benefit 220000...

straitstimes.com 18 Feb '11, 11am

A SLEW of measures to help families with children will be put in place, said Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam durin...

NSP Response to Budget Statement 2011: Source: NSP, 20 Feb 2011 The National Solidarity Party is very disappoint...

NSP Response to Budget Statement 2011: Source: ...

sgpolitics.net 20 Feb '11, 6pm

While the excuse of low fertility rate is cited as the main reason to import excessive foreign workers into Singapore, the...

Budget 2011: Lower-, middle-income households t...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 9am

SINGAPORE: The 2011 Singapore Budget will provide packages worth some S$6.6 billion. Part of the funds are to be received ...

Budget 2011: Radio & TV licence fees to be removed

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 9am

SINGAPORE : Radio and television licence fees will be permanently removed with immediate effect. The annual licence fee fo...

Most Singaporeans happy with Budget 2011

Most Singaporeans happy with Budget 2011

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 3pm

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans have welcomed the benefits contained in this year's Budget. Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratna...

The Negative Effect | Sinema Old School Nick Chong / February 18, 2011 Art / Cameras / Film / Photograp...

The Negative Effect | Sinema Old School Nick Ch...

plussixfive.com 18 Feb '11, 10am

We were fortunate enough to have been invited for the gala premiere of “The Negative Effect” presented by the wonderful pe...

Budget 2011: Businesses to get 20% corporate ta...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Feb '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: The rise in rents, wages and utility bills over the past year have added more pressure on businesses, but they ...

#Singapore: Personal incomes to rise 30% over 10 years: THE government will aim to increase the personal income

#Singapore: Personal incomes to rise 30% over 1...

straitstimes.com 18 Feb '11, 9am

Mr Shanmugaratnam said Singapore will add $1 billion to its National Productivity Fund, doubling its size to the target $2...

[TR] Budget Goodies….2010

[TR] Budget Goodies….2010

temasekreview.com 20 Feb '11, 1am

The 2011 budget like the 2006 overall does deliver some goodies – progress package, employer CPF contribution hike, HDB gr...