Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam reiterated that the Government will build a fair and inclusive society, with active support for Singaporeans at each stage of life where personal and collective responsibility will go hand in hand.
Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015
Debate on the Budget resumed on Wednesday, 4 March 2015, where Members of Parliament expressed support for Budget 2015 and discussed the several initiatives that were announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam last week.
SkillsFuture which supports lifelong learning was endorsed widely by the MPs. The scheme which will start next year, provides Singaporeans, aged 25 years old and above, with an initial SkillsFuture Credit of S$500 to be used for a broad range of courses.
Mr Patrick Tay, MP for Nee Soon GRC, said employers play a crucial role in supporting this spirit of lifelong learning and should proactively send workers for training and upgrading.
He called upon employers to lead by example and support the programmes and internships that will be offered under the SkillsFuture initiative. He noted that training support and funding is at an all-time high and employers should not use lack of resources as an excuse.
The debate on the budget 2015 kicked off today with many Members of Parliament praising the budget for looking into the needs of the elderly and the workers.
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