Singaporeans are feeling upbeat about next week’s Budget (18 February). Half of all Singaporeans (50%) believe the new budget will include measures beneficial to households, while 86% suspect the Budget will be tailored some way towards an early election.
GST vouchers and rebates (30%) ranks first as the preferred Budget goody this year. Improved medical benefits for average Singaporeans (29%) was the second most desired measure, although ranks first amongst Singaporeans aged over 50 (36%).
With the so-called Merdaka generation being singled out for attention in 2019, all eyes will be on Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat next Monday.