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Singapore Citizens encouraged to give feedback post 2021 budget

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 3pm in Parliament.

Government use online and offline channels to encourage citizen engagement

The government have ensured the budget is available on as many platforms as possible to reach as many of its citizens as possible. The government have also made it clear that they would like to hear from their citizens and have provided online and offline feedback options so that everyone can share their views post budget speech.

A live webcast of the Budget Speech will be available on the Singapore Budget website www.singaporebudget.gov.sg and MOF Facebook page www.facebook.com/MOFsg.

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is also partnering the Singapore Association for the Deaf 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, CNA Youtube, CNA FB, 8 World News, 8 World News Youtube, 8 World News FB and on MediaCorp’s meWATCH.

The public may visit the MOF website and subscribe to receive the full Budget Statement via email after it has been delivered. This service will be available for sign-ups until 2.00pm 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.

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: 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 and 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.

The People’s Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations will be organising 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 2.00pm 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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