Budget 2020

Latest Covid-19 measures were broadcast to give businesses and workers clarity on support plans before Parliament opens: Indranee

SINGAPORE - The recent slew of Covid-19 measures were announced via broadcast to give businesses and workers clarity on the Government's plans to support them before the opening of Parliament,...

Jobs Support Scheme extension will hopefully help Singapore avoid sudden spike in retrenchments: President Halimah

SINGAPORE - The extension of the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to cover wages up to March next year is particularly important and is a key component of the latest support package for businesses and...

DPM Heng announces $8 billion more in Covid-19 measures, extends Jobs Support Scheme

Some $8 billion more will be spent to save jobs, create new ones and seize new growth opportunities, said Mr Heng.

No plans to draw on reserves for new Covid-19 support measures: DPM Heng

The extra $8 billion pumped into the fight against Covid-19 will be reallocated from other areas, including development expenditure delayed due to the pandemic.

Covid-19 Support Grant extended to December, more eligible for Workfare special payment

A grant that helps Singaporeans who are unemployed or have suffered significant income loss due to the pandemic will be extended to December.

Businesses hope key Covid-19 support measures will continue in the short term

Some called for wage subsidies for local workers to be extended beyond this month, as well as targeted support for severely affected industries.

DPM Heng Swee Keat to unveil steps to continue Covid-19 support

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will set forth, in a ministe-rial statement on Monday, how the Government will continue to support workers and businesses even as aid schemes are due to expire...

Over 130 firms return $97m in job support payouts

More than 130 firms have given back $97 million in Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts as of May 31.

Digital resilience key to emerging from pandemic stronger

When a group of chairmen from hawker and market associations spoke to Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah recently, they were a bundle of nerves over having to use video-...

Parliament: Government can obtain necessary goods and services for fighting Covid-19 without tender

SINGAPORE - Goods and services needed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic can be obtained by government agencies without calling for a tender, owing to the urgency of the situation, two Ministers said...

Over 10,000 workers matched to new jobs by NTUC council

More than 10,000 workers who were displaced or at risk of losing their jobs have been matched with new roles by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Job Security Council in the past few...