Employment rate reaches record high in 2013
Published: 29 Nov 2013 1000 hrs
The employment rate for residents aged 25 to 64 hit a record 79.0% in 2013, while the employment rate for older residents aged 55 to 64 also increased to 65.0% this year, according to MOM's Singapore Workforce 2013 report. There was also stronger real income growth, with real median monthly income (including employer CPF contributions) for full-time employed residents increasing from 2.5% in 2012 to 3.9% in 2013 after adjusting for inflation.
HDB launched 8,952 flats under its largest joint BTO and SBF exercise
Published: 26 Nov 2013 1030 hrs
8,952 flats in a mix of mature and non-mature towns have been launched in HDB's largest joint Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise. This will bring the total 2013 BTO flat supply to 25,139 units, in line with HDB’s commitment to launch 25,000 BTO flats in 2013. In total, 33,569 flats have been offered in 2013, including 7,074 balance flats and 1,355 bonus 2-rm flats to meet the housing demands of Singaporeans. Applications can be submitted from 26 Nov 2013 to 2 Dec 2013.
Release of 2013 PSLE results
Published: 22 Nov 2013 1605 hrs
With the release on the PSLE results on 22 Nov, 97.5% of 43,067 Primary 6 students have been assessed suitable to proceed to secondary school (66.7% are eligible for the Express, 19.9% for the Normal (Academic) and 10.9% for the Normal (Technical) courses). Eligible students can start registering for secondary schools, while those who are not ready for secondary schools may re-attempt PSLE in 2014 or apply to Assumption Pathway School or NorthLight School.
Singaporeans invited to share views and suggestions for Budget 2014
Published: 22 Nov 2013 1213 hrs
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking the views and suggestions from Singaporeans and businesses relating to taxes and public spending for Budget 2014. The public can give their views online or join the discussion forums on the REACH Budget 2014 feedback exercise website from 22 Nov 13 to 29 Jan 14. They can also visit the Listening Post booth at the National Library, from 11am to 6pm, to share their views.
Civil Servants to get year-end Annual Variable Component of 1.1 months
Published: 21 Nov 2013 1802 hrs
Based on the projected growth forecast of 3.5% - 4% for 2013, civil servants will get a year-end Annual Variable Component (AVC) of 1.1 months. As part of the Government’s commitment to help lower-wage workers, lower wage civil servants will get an AVC of at least $1600. All civil servants will also get the Non-Pensionable Annual Allowance (NPAA) of 1 month, to be paid in December along with the AVC.
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