No family-friendly Singapore without the seniors who have come before

Room to explore supporting seniors in subsequent Budgets as Forward Singapore exercise gets under way.

Helping Singaporeans manage family life better is a welcome focus – provided it does not overshadow other needs, says the writer. PHOTO: ST FILE
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An annual Budget in a future-oriented country like Singapore is seldom just a response to immediate events, but is also part of a longer-term plan to position the country for the future.

So it was with Budget 2023, delivered by Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who is also Deputy Prime Minister.

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