Q &A: Primer

Budget 2018 - and how it affects the running of Singapore

This is the third of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz

A All countries have one. Essentially, each year the government of a country sets out its expected income and expenditure for the following 12 months. It takes into account all sorts of projects each ministry has on the cards, as well as its revenues from all forms of income.

A For one thing, the Budget is a concrete plan of the direction a country is heading in, offering specific plans too on what is about to happen.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2018, with the headline 'Budget 2018 - and how it affects the running of S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe