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MOM Announcements in 2013 Budget Statement

25 February 2013

Budget 2013

This year’s Budget Statement was delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in Parliament on Monday, 25 February 2013.

We are sharing the latest MOM-related news and announcements on this webpage as well as our official Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also log on to the Singapore Budget 2013 website for the latest news.

The announcements for MOM are:

  • There will be more Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) for those who need it.
  • The concessionary Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) levy rate will be reduced from $170 to $120. There is no change in the qualifying criteria. Please refer to the FAQs on the concessionary FDW levy rate change.

On 26 February 2013, MOM issued a press release to elaborate on the enhancements made to the Foreign Manpower Policy for quality growth and higher wages.