Ministry of Finance seeks suggestions for Budget 2014

25 November 2013

Together with REACH, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking feedback and suggestions relating to taxes and public spending for Budget 2014.  The feedback exercise will run from 22 November 2013 to 29 January 2014.

The public can visit the following website or events for more details or to share their views on the Budget:

  • REACH Budget 2014 feedback exercise website
  • MOF-REACH Pre-Budget 2014 conversation on 28 November 2013
  • The Listening Post at the National Library Event Plaza (Level 1) on 3 and 4 December 2013

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