Singapore News


Our foreign worker policies have been effective.
Foreign workforce growth, excluding Construction, has slowed significantly from 60,000 in 2011 to just over 16,000 in 2014.
In Construction, foreign worker growth in 2014 was around 10,000, far below that recorded in the previous two years.
In light of this significant slowdown, which gives us some space to adjust the pace of our foreign worker tightening measures, the Government will defer this year’s round of announced levy increases for every sector, for S Pass and Work Permit Holders.
In doing so, the Government is adjusting the pace but not the overall direction of our measures. Restructuring towards a more manpower efficient and productive economy remains crucial.


Source: MOF  #‎SGBudget2015‬