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Of fiscal stability and stronger social safety nets

In addition to being fiscally sustainable, safety nets should not stifle the work ethic or economic competitiveness.

$20m arts top-up includes new grant for freelancers

The support includes a new project grant for the self-employed and a business transformation grant.

PA plays 'critical role', proved its worth during pandemic, says Eric Chua to Leong Mun Wai

PA has been involved in operating CCs as community vaccination centres as well as in distributing masks.

Istana to be restored, Malay Heritage Centre revamped

The Istana and former Istana Kampong Glam, which houses the Malay Heritage Centre, will be restored.

From the gallery

A good time to ramp up industry transformation - and measure its outcome

Policy outcomes tend to evolve over time, which can make measurable change within traditional planning cycles unrealistic.

DPM Heng reminds the House of hard truths

The stark bottom line is this - if S'pore wants to spend more, the Govt has to raise the revenue to do so.

ST-UOB roundtable

Help large local enterprises grow as part of mindset change: Experts

Initiatives to help local enterprises raise capital are also vital to supporting their growth.

Getting S'pore economy back into shape despite Covid-19 pandemic

Experts noted that preliminary estimates gear the economy towards growth.

Helping workers

More than $655 million given out to taxi and private-hire car drivers

The Government has earmarked another $116 million to be paid out under the Covid-19 Driver Relief Fund.

4,500 jobs, training opportunities in social service, early childhood sectors

This complements the drive by the National Jobs Council to create new jobs to help those affected by the pandemic.

More time for self-employed to get matched MediSave top-ups

4,000 self-employed people made contributions under the Contribute-As-You-Earn scheme last year.

Sustainable Home

New scheme to spur alliances aims to boost transformation of S'pore's built environment sector

Each alliance will develop a business plan that should clearly show how technology will be used to increase productivity.

Sentosa to become carbon-neutral destination by 2030

In the future, tourists would be more interested in sustainable travel options, said Chan Chun Sing.

Business Innovation

MPs urge support for businesses to leverage opportunities in growing green economy

They highlighted how corporates are placing more focus on environmental, social and governance considerations.

$24b channelled to firms and workers to boost transformation efforts

The funds will go towards building a more vibrant business sector and innovation ecosystem.