It is Budget Day today, and economists are tipping a bumper Budget surplus for the current 2017 financial year, easily topping the Government's forecast, on the back of a stronger economy.
Expectations differ though on the size of the 2018 financial year's surplus, given a big unknown - whether the widely anticipated goods and services tax hike will materialise.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver this year's Budget in Parliament from 3.30pm today.
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You can also catch a live broadcast of the Budget discussion on Money FM 89.3 at 7pm today.
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