MOF launches Budget 2012 website for public feedback

2 December 2011

A new Budget 2012 website has been launched by The Ministry of Finance (MOF) to obtain public views’ on taxes and public spending for Budget 2012. Feedback can be made through channels such as Facebook, Twitter, as well as discussion forums on REACH’s budget microsite.

Other than garnering feedback, activities such as the Budget Quiz 2012 and Budget Challenge 2012, which are open to the public and schools are also available. The former comprises seven mini weekly quizzes held every Wednesday starting from 4 January 2012 onwards, whereas the latter comprises two qualifying rounds, the preliminary round in mid-January and the finals in mid-March.

Those who wish to view past Budget Statements as well as an outline of the Singapore Budget process can now do so via the new website.

The Budget 2012 website is found at

Source:  Ministry of Finance

Singaporeans’ wish list for Budget 2012

16 November 2011

Issues relating to eldercare, education and employment came up tops at a Pre-Budget 2012 Forum organised by REACH, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.

Views of the public were sought on how the Government should prioritise its budget at the 90-minute dialogue chaired by Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, and REACH Chairman, Dr Amy Khor.

Suggestions received include:

  • lowering the qualifying age for elderly subsidies at polyclinics
  • investing more in dementia care and caregiver training
  • providing more funding for preschool education and neighbourhood schools, and
  • reducing Singapore’s reliance on foreign workers.

Feedback is open till 5 February 2012 at

Source: REACH portal