Budget 2019 Feedback Exercise

Description:
We would like to seek your views on the upcoming Budget 2019. What are your areas of concern? What can we do, as individuals, businesses and society as a whole, to achieve our aspirations?
Ministry:
Ministry of Finance
E-Poll Period:
03 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
Status:
Open

Budget 2019 Feedback Questions
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2. Technological changes, the rise of emerging economies, and global developments such as trade tensions are changing the shape of the world economy. They provide both opportunities and challenges for Singapore businesses.
5. Technology has the potential to improve convenience in our daily lives and help our businesses grow. For example, technology can transform business processes to improve efficiency, product development, and service delivery.
6. Asia, and the ASEAN region in particular, presents significant opportunities for growth for Singapore companies. In your view, what more can be done:
9. In recent years, the Government has increased its expenditure on healthcare to meet the people’s growing needs.
This includes building more healthcare facilities to bring healthcare services within closer reach of Singaporeans, as well as increasing subsidies and introducing MediShield Life to improve healthcare affordability.
10. The Government has increased spending on pre-school programmes, such as introducing KidSTART and other special education programmes, in order to give our children a good start in life.
11. Over the years, the Government has introduced various schemes to encourage a culture of giving. For instance, we have a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for donations to the Empowering for Life Fund and a higher Community Development Councils (CDC) matching grant cap.
We also have a 250% tax deduction for qualifying donations, the Business and IPC Partnership Scheme, and the SHARE as One matching grant. All of us have a part to play in building a caring and inclusive society. To create a more meaningful and sustainable partnership, how can we:
 
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