Budget 2017

Budget in 5 minutes

Budget 2017 seeks to prepare Singapore for an uncertain future. For the first time in nearly 20 years, water prices have been hiked to reflect the cost of water production. But  workers are getting more retraining support while there are measures to help firms grow and innovate. Families and households are not left out too. Charissa Yong and Chia Yan Min highlight key takeaways from this year’s Budget speech.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2017, with the headline 'Budget in 5 minutes'. Print Edition | Subscribe