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Events and Announcements

Info pamphlets for Households and Businesses

View our info pamphlets for a summary of the benefits that households and businesses can enjoy under Budget 2010.

Budget Expenditure Overview 2010

An overview of the FY2010 expenditure estimates for each Government sector, with key highlights of the respective Ministries’ budget, is now available.

Inter-School Budget Debate Challenge 2010 Finals

The Inter-School Budget Debate Challenge 2010 Finals will be held on 17th March 2010, 2pm at the Hwa Chong Institution Cheng Yi Auditorium. Come support your schools and catch the exciting debates live!

Inter-School Budget Quiz Challenge 2010 Finals

The Inter-School Budget Quiz Challenge 2010 Finals will be held on 12th March 2010, 9am at the Supreme Court Auditorim (Level B2). Come join us and catch the action live!

Budget 2010 Debate Round-Up Speech

Minister for Finance, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the Budget 2010 Debate Round-Up Speech in Parliament on 4 March 2010. His response to the concerns raised by Members of Parliament on the Budget is set out along the lines of the following two major themes:

(i) Investing in productivity; and
(ii) Investing for inclusive growth

The Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, delivered the Budget Statement for the Financial Year 2010 on 22 February 2010

Towards An Advanced Economy: Superior Skills, Quality Jobs, Higher Incomes

1. Budget 2010 focuses on building up the capabilities needed to transform our economy over the next decade. The Government has accepted the key thrusts of the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC)’s recommendations. We are charting a new course for growth, based on skills, innovation and productivity.

2. The key goal is to grow productivity by 2% to 3% a year over the next decade. If the goal is achieved, real incomes can be raised by one-third, ten years from now. Budget 2010 provides a major investment for this future through the following three approaches:

(i) Raising Productivity by helping enterprises and workers to deepen skills and expertise, and to innovate to create more value;

(ii) Growing Globally Competitive Companies by enabling companies to develop growth capabilities, commercialise their research and development (R&D) and to expand abroad; and

(iii) Including All Singaporeans in Growth by continuing to build a society where everyone has the best opportunity to reach further and stretch his or her potential, and enjoy a better quality of life.

Budget Statement has been delivered on 22 February 2010

Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, has delivered the FY2010 Budget Statement in Parliament. You can view the full Budget Speech and download related documents. You can also watch the video clip of the delivery of the Budget Speech.

Closure of Speech Subscription

The Speech Subscription has closed. The Budget Statement will be delivered today at 3.30pm.

Catch the Action as Budget Statement is delivered

Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will deliver the FY2010 Budget Statement in Parliament on 22 February 2010, 3.30pm. Read the Budget Statement or watch the Live Webcast while it is being delivered.

Pre-Budget Feedback Exercise Closed

Thank you for your interest in Budget 2010. The pre-Budget feedback exercise is now closed. The post-Budget feedback exercise will begin after the Budget Statement is released on 22 February 2010. We look forward to your views then.

Budget Quiz Challenge on RazorTV

The preliminary round of the Budget Quiz Challenge was held on 28 January 2010. Curious about how the teams fared, or what kinds of questions were asked? Check out the link.

Budget Debate Challenge on RazorTV (Junior Colleges)

The Debate Challenge continues with Junior Colleges (JCs) squaring off on a range of public finance issues. Catch the action here!

Budget Debate Challenge on RazorTV (Secondary Schools)

The Budget Debate Challenge 2010 kicked off on 27 January with several secondary school teams pitting their wits against each other. Catch the action on Straits Times RazorTV!

Budget Day

Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will deliver the FY2010 Budget Statement in Parliament on Monday, 22 February 2010.

Feedback Exercise

We welcome your views on what Budget 2010 should encompass to meet the needs and aspirations of all Singaporeans.

Budget Debate Challenge

We have to live within our means. Can you convince the Minister for Finance to provide funding for your cause? Can you persuade others to support your side? Can you sway our judges? If you are game, take up the Inter-School Budget Debate Challenge!

Budget Quiz Challenge

You have a good grasp and understanding of economics and public financing issues. Prove it in the first Inter-School Budget Quiz Challenge!

Last updated on 4 Jun 2010