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JULY 2018 | Issue 27


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CareShield Life - A new long-term Care Insurance Scheme

CareShield Life - A new long-term Care Insurance Scheme

A stronger long-term care financing system supported by government subsidies, insurance, personal savings and family support provides Singaporeans greater assurance that they can afford aged care services for themselves and their loved ones. One of the measures includes CareShield Life, a new long-term care insurance scheme, and provide premium support and incentives for Singaporeans to join the scheme.


New Deals Inked to Drive ASEAN Smart Cities

New Deals Inked to Drive ASEAN Smart Cities

The Early Childhood Development agency (ECDA) will review the framework for preschool subsidies. The last review in 2013 saw an increase in subsidies by at least $100.


Singapore Stands by HSR and Water Pact Obligations

Singapore Stands by HSR and Water Pact Obligations

Singapore reiterated that upholding international law and international agreements is a basic tenet of its foreign policy. Keeping its end of the bargain, Singapore will honour the terms of its Water Agreement and High Speed Rail agreements, and expects its neighbour Malaysia to do the same.


Public Consultation

Proposed Amendments to the Gas and Electricity Acts

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is running a public consultation on the proposed

amendments to the Gas and Electricity Acts and would like to gather feedback.


The consultation will run till 16 July.

More information can be found here.

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Draft Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill 2018

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is running a public consultation on the draft of the Goods and Services

Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 and would like to gather feedback on the proposed legislative amendments


The consultation will run till 18 July.

More information can be found here.

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Proposed Amendments to Infectious Diseases Act

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is running a public consultation on the draft of the Goods and Services

Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 and would like to gather feedback on the proposed legislative amendments


The consultation will run till 7 August.

More information can be found here.

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