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Covid-19: Gahmen aids and updates
Covid-19: Gahmen aids and updates

Keep up with the latest information on government aids and updates here. Share any information you know with members.

Jenny Wang
Economics Lecturer & Education Consultant (for training programmes)

How would you like to use your skills-future credits wisely, especially during this circuit breaker period? What are the courses that you are interested in?

Opening SkillsFuture Credit of $500

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.

One-Off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up (of ANOTHER $500!)

As part of efforts to encourage Singaporeans to take ownership of their skills development and be well-equipped to seize opportunities in the future economy, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020.

From 1 April 2020, eligible Singaporeans can start using their one-off... (More)

List of Aids Available and Relevant for Small Singapore Businesses

  1. Work Life Grant ($2,000 per employee if work from home for 1 month)
  2. Foreign Worker Levy Waiver and $750 Rebate per foreign worker
  3. Job Support Scheme  (25% to 75% salaries' subsidy)
  4. Wage Credit Scheme (15% to 20% subsidy for wage increases)
  5. Self Employed Relief Fund ($1,000 per month for 9 months)
  6. PayNow Incentive ($25 per PayNow Corporate Signup)
  7. Productivity Solutions Grant (80% off 3 laptops)
  8. Temporary Bridging Loan Programme

Did I miss anything? Leave the link in comments.

Elsa Yong
Founder of Perfecten Corporate Services Pte Ltd

EXTENSION OF TAX FILING DEADLINES by IRAS *updated

June school holidays brought forward, GCE Mother Tongue exams rescheduled: MOE

Parents, is this your worst nightmare?

"SINGAPORE: The June school holidays will be brought forward to May 5 in light of the extension of the “circuit breaker” period to Jun 1, announced the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Apr 21). 

This will apply to all MOE kindergartens, primary, secondary and pre-university students, including students from special education schools."

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/june-school-holidays-brought-forward-gce-mother-tongue-exams-moe-12662408

Official MOE press release: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/mid-year-holidays-brought-forward-as-schools-adjust-academic-calendar-institutes-of-higher-learning-to-extend-home-based-learning