REACH Bytes

FEB 2017 | Issue 8 

Budget 2017 & You

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled the 2017 Singapore Budget earlier this week, covering measures to prepare for the future economy, build a caring and inclusive society,  and sustain a quality living environment.  Here are some of the highlights:

Digitalisation
“Go Digital” Programme For SMEs
Helping SMEs tap on digital technology to transform their business.



Building Capabilities to Operate Overseas
Building Capabilities to Operate Overseas
Interested to venture overseas? A Global Innovation Alliance will be launched soon to help Singaporeans gain overseas experience, build networks and collaborate with innovative foreign companies.


More Support for Singapore Families
More Support for Singapore Families
Housing, infant care and education are three areas that will receive support!



Sports Balls

Expanded Programmes in Sports and the Arts
Among the measures – Grants and dollar-for-dollar matching for sports donations to help our aspiring athletes!


Water Prices to Increase by 30% Over Two Years
Water Prices to Increase by 30% Over Two Years

Prices need to reflect the rising cost of supply.


Diesel Tax Restructured

Diesel Tax Restructured
New diesel tax based on usage.


HAPPENINGS @ REACH!

Friday, 24 February 2017
 Listening Point at Nanyang Technological University, Foyer @ LT1A
 (11am – 2pm)

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Listening Point at Jurong Point, Jurong West Central 2 (near SaSa #01-05)
 (12pm – 3pm) 

Sunday, 26 February 2017
  Listening Point at Jurong Point, Jurong West Central 2 (near SaSa #01-05)
 (12pm – 3pm)

Monday, 27 February 2017
Post-Budget 2017 Facebook ‘Live’ Chat
Helmed by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, and REACH Vice-Chairman; and Ms Sun Xueling, Government Parliamentary Committee Member (Finance, Trade and Industry)
(9pm – 9.45pm)

Saturday, 4 March 2017
Listening Point at Bukit Panjang, Open space in front of Block 457 Segar Road (near Segar LRT Station)
(9am – 12pm)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Listening Point at Sims Drive (Corridor in front of Sims Drive HDB Branch Office)
(9am – 12pm)