18 Feb '11, 10pm

#SGbudget: A special bonus to help make ends meet

SINGAPORE - Two of the most vulnerable groups in society - the low-wage earners and older workers - received a boost on Friday as the Government announced measures to help them make ends meet. The general working population also had cause for cheer as the employers' CPF contribution rate was raised from 15.5 per cent to 16 per cent, with the additional 0.5 per cent going to the worker's Special Account. Middle-income workers, meanwhile, will have their CPF salary ceiling raised from $4,500 to $5,000, aligning the ceiling back to the 80th percentile income. Both CPF changes will only take effect in September to give employers sufficient time to adjust, said Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. For low-wage workers, a special bonus under the existing Workfare Income Supplement scheme will put extra cash of up to one month's pay into their hands, with the first payout as ...

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