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Watch Budget 2021 live from 3 pm on 16th February: 6 things to look out for

Posted on 16/02/2021 by Paula Formantes

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To find out more on the 6 things to look out for, read more on Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-budget-2021-6-things-to-look-out-for-on-feb-16

Singapore’s FY2021 Budget Statement will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Minister for Finance, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 at 3 pm in Parliament.

A ‘live’ webcast of the Budget Speech will be available on CNA YouTube (https://youtu.be/F161wh6rJaE). The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is also partnering with the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) to provide simultaneous sign language interpretation of the Budget Speech on the Singapore Budget website and Channel 5.

There will be real-time updates of key announcements from the Budget Speech on the MOF Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MOFsg) and on the MOF Twitter account (www.twitter.com/MOFsg).

The Budget Speech will be broadcast 'live' on Channel 5, CNA, CNA938, Capital 958, CNA website (www.channelnewsasia.com), CNA Youtube, CNA FB, 8 World News (www.8world.com), 8 World News Youtube, 8 World News FB, and on MediaCorp’s meWATCH (www.mewatch.sg). 

The public may visit the MOF website (www.mof.gov.sg/email-subscription) and subscribe to receive the full Budget Statement via email after it has been delivered. This service will be available for sign-ups until 2.00 pm on Monday, 15 February 2021. Alternatively, members of the public may also wish to keep themselves updated on the Budget announcements by subscribing to MOF’s Telegram channel via https://t.me/MOFSpore.

Feedback on FY2021 Budget Statement

Following the delivery of the FY2021 Budget Statement on 16 February 2021, the public can submit their views on Budget 2021 through various feedback channels. These channels include:

Feedback Channel

Website Address

Singapore Budget Website

www.singaporebudget.gov.sg

REACH Budget 2021 Microsite

www.reach.gov.sg/budget2021

REACH Singapore Facebook

www.facebook.com/REACHSingapore

REACH Singapore Instagram

www.instagram/reachsg

Budget 2021 Form

go.gov.sg/budget2021views

 

REACH will hold two virtual Budget conversations, in English and Mandarin, on 19 and 20 February 2021 respectively, as part of the ongoing SG Together Emerging Stronger Conversations.

The English session will be chaired by Mr. Lawrence Wong, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance, while the Mandarin session will be chaired by Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry.

They will be joined by REACH Chairman, Mr. Tan Kiat How, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ministry of National Development, for both sessions.

In addition, REACH will have physical Listening Points set up at various high traffic nodes across Singapore to gather views on Budget 2021. Details of the REACH Listening Points can be found on the REACH Budget 2021 microsite.

The People’s Association (PA) and its grassroots organizations will be organizing post-Budget dialogues and chit-chat sessions to engage residents on Budget 2021 measures. Residents who are interested to attend can register their interest at go.gov.sg/postbudget2021. The sign-ups will be available until 2.00 pm on Friday, 26 February 2021.

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, post-Budget outreach and engagement plans may be adjusted to ensure public health. Updates will be posted by MOF, REACH, and PA on their websites or social media channels.

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Reference: https://www.sgpc.gov.sg/sgpcmedia/media_releases/mof/press_release/P-20210208-1/attachment/Media%20Release%20on%20Budget%20Broadcast%20and%20Feedback%20Channels%20FINAL.pdf