08 Jan 2010
The ICPAS Inaugural Pre-Budget Roundtable is part of the Institute’s feedback platform where we engaged the different segments of the CPA community to gather views and provide relevant feedback to the Government as part of our responsibility to support nation building.
The Pre-Budget Roundtable provides the platform for top executives, senior management, practitioners, thought leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs to share their comments on the 2009 Budget and share their views on what should be in for the "Expansionary" 2010 Budget.
A white paper will be published by ICPAS based on the discussion, aimed at producing applicable insight for the government and business community.
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
1) Debrief of 2009 Budget & key initiatives – What have worked well and what have not?
a. Jobs for Singapore
b. Stimulating bank lending
c. Enhancing Business Cash-flow & Competitiveness
d. Supporting families
e. Building a home for the future
2) An expansionary 2010 Budget:
a. What should be the Budget Objective?
b. What are new initiatives or schemes that Budget 2010 can include to enable sustained and inclusive growth for Singapore?
i. Broad based or targeted scheme?
ii. To boost productivity & restructuring?
iii. To increase ability to innovate?
iv. To improve worker’s capabilities up and down the line?
c. What is the correct Budget Move - To continue or phase out the current assistance packages? And when? Job Credits Scheme, Special risk-Sharing Initiative, Workfare Income Supplement Special payments, GST credits, Senior Citizen Bonus etc.
3) Balancing up the sums?
a. Government expenditure:
i. Higher spending on Infrastructure?
ii. Higher spending on Education?
iii. Higher spending on Healthcare?
iv. Higher spending on Continuous training and education?
b. Government revenue:
i. Corporate income tax rebates/deduction?
ii. Personal income tax rebates/deduction?
iii. Property tax rebates?
iv. GST credits/rebates?
Date: 14 January 2010, Thursday
Time: 9.00am to 9.30am Registration & Networking Breakfast. 9.30am to 1.30pm Discussion & Networking Lunch
Venue: The St. Regis Singapore. Embassy Room, Level 1
*Kindly note this is a closed door event.
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