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Singapore Budget 2023: What you need to know

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong speaking at an event from a podium with the Singapore crest, accompanying a story on the Singapore Budget.
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong will deliver the Budget statement on 14 February. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Isabel Kua) (Isabel Kua / reuters)

SINGAPORE – Singapore's FY2023 Budget statement will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday, 14 February.

Here are some things to note:

When will the Budget statement be delivered?

It will be delivered at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 14 February, in Parliament.

How can I watch the Budget statement being delivered?

The Budget Statement will be broadcast 'live' on Channel 5, CNA, CNA938, Capital 958, CNA website (www.channelnewsasia.com), CNA YouTube, CNA FB, 8 World News (www.8world.com), 8 World News YouTube, 8 World News FB and on MediaCorp's meWATCH (www.mewatch.sg).

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The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) will also provide simultaneous sign language interpretation of the Budget Speech on Channel 5.

Can I watch the delivery of the Budget statement in Parliament?

According to the Parliament website, proceedings of Parliament are open to the public, with exceptions for certain occasions such as the Opening of Parliament.

Sittings will usually commence at 1.30 pm and continue until Parliament adjourns. Admission Orders are issued on a first-come-first-served basis at the Public Entrance Lobby.

While a more comprehensive list of guidelines are available on the Parliament website, do arrive at least five minutes before your appointment as you will be subjected to security screening for entry into Parliament House. Photography is not allowed throughout Parliament House.

I would like to read the Budget statement in full. How can I get it?

You may visit the MOF website and subscribe to receive the full Budget Statement via email after it has been delivered. This service will be available for sign-up until 9am on Tuesday, 14 February.

The Budget statement will also be available on www.singaporebudget.gov.sg after it has been delivered.

How can I give feedback?

Members of the public can submit their views on Budget 2023 through various feedback channels, including:

1. In-person Budget Conversations organised by REACH

These will be in English and Mandarin, on 17 and 20 February respectively. Participants will be able to choose which Budget-related topics they would like to discuss at these dialogues. Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Chee Hong Tat, will also join the conversations and share his thoughts along with REACH Chairman Tan Kiat How (Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information, and National Development) on 17 February, and REACH Deputy Chairperson Eric Chua (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development) on 20 February.

2. Listening Points

REACH will also have physical Listening Points set up at various high traffic nodes across Singapore to gather views on Budget 2023.

The public can also share their feedback about Budget 2023 via the REACH Budget 2023 microsite.

3. Post-Budget dialogues

The People's Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations will be organising post-Budget dialogues to engage residents on Budget 2023 measures. The sign-ups will be available until 2pm on Tuesday, 28 February.

For the latest news, updates and analysis on the Singapore Budget 2023, head to Yahoo Finance Singapore's Budget hub.

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