Budget 2015 Videos

 
 
 
 
Budget 2015: We Have to Change Our Culture
Budget 2015: We Have to Change Our Culture:(03m34s)

There is a need for Singapore’s economic and social culture to evolve, so that we can achieve this transformation towards deep skills and innovation. Individuals, employers and everyone else play a role in changing our culture.


Budget 2015: Fairness in Retirement
Budget 2015: Fairness in Retirement:(03m42s)

Silver Support is a new and permanent scheme that will complement Workfare to supplement income in retirement for needy seniors, and help mitigate inequalities throughout life.



Budget 2015: Learning at Every Age
Budget 2015: Learning at Every Age:(03m49s)

Through SkillsFuture, we will help Singaporeans develop the skills and mastery needed to take our economy to the next level, and empower each individual to chart their own journey in life, gain fulfilment at work, even in their senior years.

 
Budget 2015: Raising Income Tax for the Top Income Earners
Budget 2015: Raising Income Tax for the Top Income Earners:(03m51s)

Singapore has a fair and equitable system of taxation and benefits, with a highly progressive system and a low tax burden on the middle income.


 
Budget 2015: Conclusion
Budget 2015: Conclusion: The Spirit of What We are Creating in Singapore:(02m47s)




 
Budget 2015: Building Our Future, Strengthening Social Security
Budget 2015: Building Our Future, Strengthening Social Security:(02h22m)

Budget 2015 looks ahead to Singapore’s collective future. With an eye on helping the economy move into one rife with innovation, and creating a society that is just and fair, this year’s Budget focuses on four broad themes: 1) investing in skills of the future and lifelong learning, 2) encouraging innovation and international expansion for businesses, 3) economic and social infrastructure investments, and 4) ensuring retirement adequacy and support for the middle-income.

Budget 2015: Building Our Future, Strengthening Social Security (With Sign Language Interpretation)
Budget 2015: Building Our Future, Strengthening Social Security (With Sign Language Interpretation):(02h21m34s)

Budget 2015 looks ahead to Singapore’s collective future. With an eye on helping the economy move into one rife with innovation, and creating a society that is just and fair, this year’s Budget focuses on four broad themes: 1) investing in skills of the future and lifelong learning, 2) encouraging innovation and international expansion for businesses, 3) economic and social infrastructure investments, and 4) ensuring retirement adequacy and support for the middle-income.

Budget 2015: Round Up Speech(01h36m46s)

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the 2015 Budget Debate Round-Up Speech in Parliament on 5 March 2015.



Budget 2015: How Personal and Collective Responsibility Must Go Hand in Hand
Budget 2015: How Personal and Collective Responsibility Must Go Hand in Hand:(05m16s)

The government has made our system more progressive as part of our efforts to build a fair and inclusive society, but we should never forget that it rests on this compact of personal and collective responsibility.



Budget 2015: Social Mobility in Singapore
Budget 2015: Social Mobility in Singapore:(03m32s)

A child born to parents in lowest 20% income group in Singapore is nearly twice as likely to reach top 20%, compared to US and UK.



Budget 2015: Prudent Budgeting
Budget 2015: Prudent Budgeting:(02m31s)

The Government has taken necessary steps, such as constitutional safeguards, to ensure Singapore can sustain spending needs.



Budget Debate 2015: Greater Flexibility for CPF
Budget Debate 2015: Greater Flexibility for CPF:(03m58s)

Singapore’s CPF system is both individual and collective in nature. It is first and foremost built on individual’s savings and responsibility. But there is a strong element of collective responsibility built into the CPF scheme with significant injections of Government support.



Budget 2015: The CPF Scheme: Why it is most fair and sustainable
Budget 2015: The CPF Scheme: Why it is most fair and sustainable:(02m40s)

The strength of the CPF scheme lies in its progressivity and sustainability. The transfers that take place in the CPF are essentially from the Government Budget. They are not transfers from one generation to the next, or promises made to the current generation which eventually have to be funded by the next generation.


Budget 2015: Silver Support and Workfare: Mitigating Inequality
Budget 2015: Silver Support and Workfare: Mitigating Inequality:(01m12s)

Workfare and Silver Support are permanent schemes to mitigate inequality and redistribute resources.




Supporting Lower Income Workers
Supporting Lower Income Workers:(00m31s)

From the Workfare Income Supplement to the Special Employment Credit, lower income workers have not been left behind. Let’s look forward to Budget 2015 to find out what else will be done to help workers.



Affordable Healthcare
Affordable Healthcare:(00m31s)

The Pioneer Generation Package, MediShield Life and subsidies at Specialists Outpatient Clinics – These are just some ways that healthcare has been kept affordable for all. Let’s look forward to Budget 2015 to find out how healthcare will remain affordable.


 
Skills & Productivity
Skills & Productivity:(00m31s)

More than S$4 billion have been set aside for skills and productivity improvement over the years to help our local businesses grow. Let’s look forward to Budget 2015 to find out how it will support our productivity drive.


 
Support for Local Businesses
Support for Local Businesses:(00m31s)

Local businesses are at the heart of Singapore’s economic growth. Measures from the Wage Credit Scheme to the Capability Development Grant, keep our engine of growth running smoothly over the years. Let’s look forward to Budget 2015 for more support for our local businesses.

 
Budget 2015: Budget Process
Budget 2015: Budget Process:(01m01s)

How does Singapore implement measures such as the GST vouchers, income tax reliefs and healthcare subsidies? Watch this video about the Budget process to find out!


 
Budget 2015: Give us your suggestions
Budget 2015: Give us your suggestions:(03m10s)

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport and REACH Vice-Chairman, A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will join around 80 Singaporeans at an MOF-REACH Pre-Budget 2015 Conversation on 27 November 2014 to discuss ideas and suggestions for Budget 2015.

Budget 2015: Families
Budget 2015: Families:(02m16s)

Budget 2015 brings several measures to help families with children or seniors, including education top-ups, tax rebates and cash payouts.



Budget 2015: Retirement
Budget 2015: Retirement:(01m46s)

Budget 2015 will give Singaporeans assurance as they grow older, through the Silver Support Scheme and enhancements to the CPF scheme. These measures will strengthen their savings and income in retirement.


 
Budget 2015: SkillsFuture
Budget 2015: SkillsFuture:(02m11s)

SkillsFuture will help Singaporeans develop themselves, at every age and for every career.


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Last updated on 09 Mar 2015

 

 
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