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  • Tuesday, April 01
  • HDB households to receive about $80m worth of S&CC Rebates 
    800,000 Singaporean HDB households can expect to receive Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates in 2014 to help households cope with increases in cost of living. These rebates will directly offset a household’s S&CC payment. Depending on HDB flat type, each eligible household will receive 1 - 3 months of rebates in total, disbursed over the months of Apr, Jul & Oct. Eligible households will receive a letter in Apr with more details.
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  • Tuesday, April 01
  • Improved employment standards and protection under Amended Employment Act 
    The changes to the Employment Act have come into effect on 1 April. These changes extend better protection to more workers and improve employment standards. Key changes include extending sick leave benefits and protection against unfair dismissal to Managers and Executives earning up to $4500 monthly, and raising the salary threshold for overtime pay of non-workmen from $2,000 to $2,500. For more information, visit http://sg.sg/EAamend
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  • Tuesday, April 01
  • Flash Estimate of Private Residential Property Price Index declined for Q1 2014 
    Overall, the private residential property index fell 2.7 points from 214.3 points in Q4 2013 to 211.6 points in Q1 2014. This is a decline of 1.3% compared to the 0.9% decrease in the previous quarter. The prices of landed private residential properties fell for the second consecutive quarter by 0.6% after falling 1.0% the previous quarter. The full statistics for Q1 2014 will be available in 4 weeks.
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  • Tuesday, April 01
  • Flash Estimate of Q1 2014 Resale Price Index showed dip 
    HDB’s flash estimate of the Resale Price Index (RPI) fell 3.1 points from 201.7 points in Q4 2013 to 198.6 points in Q1 2014, a decline of 1.5%. The RPI provides information on the general price movements in the resale public housing market. The RPI for the full quarter and more detailed public housing data for Q1 2014 will be released on 25 Apr 2014.
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  • Tuesday, April 01
  • Cleaning businesses must be licensed by 1 Sep 2014 
    With the Environmental Public Health Amendment Bill coming into force today, all general cleaning businesses must be licensed before 1 Sep 2014 even if these services form only part of their overall business. Businesses are encouraged to submit their applications by 15 Jul 2014. Service buyers should ensure their cleaning service providers are licensed by checking the list of licensed cleaning businesses on NEA’s website which will be updated periodically. More details on licensing at nea.gov.sg
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