Budget 2022: Follow ST's live coverage on Finance Minister Lawrence Wong's speech on Feb 18

It will be the first time Mr Lawrence Wong is delivering the Budget statement as Finance Minister. PHOTO: GOV.SG

Read the highlights of Budget 2022 here.

SINGAPORE - This year's Budget - which will be unveiled by Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Friday (Feb 18) - comes as Singapore prepares itself for a post-pandemic future.

It will be the first time Mr Wong is delivering the Budget statement as finance minister, having taken over the portfolio from Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in April.

Budget 2022 should focus on longer-term goals, with less focus on immediate Covid-19 measures, observers said.

This Budget will also reveal the much-anticipated timeline for the planned goods and services tax (GST) hike. It should also discuss more green measures for a sustainable future, such as the revised carbon tax rate for 2024.

The Straits Times will be offering live coverage of this year's announcements as they are delivered in Parliament from 3.30pm on Feb 18.

Real-time updates

Watch the live stream of Mr Wong's speech and get instant, bite-size updates from our special live coverage on the ST website.

There will also be video highlights of the speech, and in-depth analyses on what the Budget means.

Stay updated through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as our Telegram channel, and visit our microsite for more reports.

Live show

At 6pm on Thursday (Feb 17), tune in to Money FM 89.3 as KPMG partner See Wei Hwa talks about what to expect from the Budget.

On Budget Day, there will be another segment at 7.30am on The Breakfast Huddle with ST associate editor Vikram Khanna.

Hosts Rachel Kelly and J.P. Ong will have a live commentary from 3pm on Friday, with UOB senior economist Alvin Liew and KPMG in Singapore partner Chiu Wu Hong, who is also head of enterprise and tax.

Special-edition newsletter

Get Budget highlights and a summary of key announcements delivered to your e-mail inbox right after the speech. Sign up now for the special-edition newsletter.

Readers can also look out for Budget special reports in the print edition of ST on Wednesday.

Round-table discussion

A round-table discussion, organised by ST and UOB, will be held the Monday (Feb 21) after the Budget.

The panel, to be moderated by Mr Khanna, will comprise UOB economist Barnabas Gan, Singapore Business Federation chief executive Lam Yi Young, National Trades Union Congress assistant secretary-general Desmond Choo and Deloitte indirect tax and corporate secretarial services lead Richard Mackender.

Highlights will be broadcast on The Straits Times Budget 2022 microsite on Feb 24.

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