Budget may tackle housing, foreigners issue
Cassandra Chew
Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Straits Times

MPs expect the upcoming Budget on Monday to introduce measures to address the simmering discontent among people over the rising cost of owning a home and the swell in foreigners working here.

They also foresee steps being taken to make it easier for the needy to benefit from the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme for low-wage workers.

Another major subject they expect the Budget to tackle is productivity, with the Government set to offer incentives to improve workers' skills as Singapore aims to raise its productivity by 2 per cent to 3 per cent a year.

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