Budget Day on Feb 21

Budget Day on Feb 21
Last year saw 143 issues raise $30.56 billion, but 119 issues so far this year have raised $16.72 billion.

SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (right) will deliver the Budget Statement for Financial Year 2014 on February 21, a Ministry of Finance statement said yesterday.

A live webcast will be hosted at the Singapore Budget website and the statement will be uploaded on this website after it has been delivered.

For those on the go, the Budget 2014 Mobile App will be released next month.

The mobile app will allow subscribers to listen to and view the budget speech live.

It will also feature access to press releases and real-time announcements, video clips, the Budget Quiz and an email subscription for the full Budget Budget Day on Feb 21 Statement.

The ministry also called on members of the public to continue sending in their views and suggestions for the new budget ahead of Budget Day.

They can do so till Jan 29.

Following the budget speech, the public can submit feedback on the measures to be introduced through:

Reach Budget microsite;

Reach Singapore Facebook;

Reach Singapore Twitter(#SGBudget);

Singapore Budget website;

by e-mail at reach@reach.gov.sg;

by calling the Reach Toll-Free Hotline at 1800-353-5555;

by SMS to 9-SPEAK-UP (9773-2587);

or by mail to Reach, 140, Hill Street, #01-01A, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369.

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