Government calls for Singaporeans to give ideas and suggestions for next year's Budget

The Ministry of Finance is seeking the views of all Singaporeans for ideas and suggestions on possible measures for Budget 2015. -- SCREENGRAB: REACH.GOV.SG 
The Ministry of Finance is seeking the views of all Singaporeans for ideas and suggestions on possible measures for Budget 2015. -- SCREENGRAB: REACH.GOV.SG 

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday that it is seeking the views of all Singaporeans for ideas and suggestions on possible measures for Budget 2015.

Individuals, households and businesses are welcome to submit feedback on issues such as taxation and public spending.

Starting from Nov 26, 2014, contributors can visit the Reach Pre-Budget 2015 microsite (www.reach.gov.sg/budget2015) to submit their views online. The feedback exercise will close on Jan 29, 2015.

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has also launched the Budget 2015 website (www.singaporebudget.gov.sg), through which the public can access the latest updates on Budget 2015, as well as general information on the Singapore national budget process.

On Thursday, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport and REACH Vice-Chairman, A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, will join about 80 Singaporeans at an MOF-Reach Pre-Budget 2015 Conversation to discuss ideas and suggestions.

In addition, MOF and REACH will stage three pre-Budget 2015 Listening Points across Singapore from December 2014 to January 2015. The Listening Point is an open booth for Singaporeans from all walks of life to share their views.


Dates and venues of 3 Listening Points:

1. Dec 15-16, 2014 (Mon-Tues)

11am to 7pm

Toa Payoh Hub

Opposite Vincent Watch, #01-31 (Basement 1)

460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh

2. Jan 3, 2015 (Sat)

11am to 7pm

Jurong Point Shopping Mall

Jurong Point 2 entrance square, beside #01-35

3. Jan 10, 2015 (Sat)

11am to 7pm

Block 513, Tampines Central 1

Beside CK Department Store, #01-170C


Singaporeans can also give their views and suggestions for the coming Budget 2015 via the following channels:

- REACH Singapore Facebook (www.facebook.com/REACHSingapore)

- REACH Singapore Twitter (#SGBudget2015)

- Singapore Budget website @ www.singaporebudget.gov.sg

- E-mail (reach@reach.gov.sg)

- Call toll-free hotline on 1800-226-0806

- SMS to 9-SPEAK-UP (9-77325-87)