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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Overhaul tax to fund pension scheme: expert

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the World Bank's pension team said. The pension expert, Yvonne Sin, said the city's ageing population meant there would be fewer Hongkongers supporting an increasing number of elderly ... work. "But clearly, when the population ages, the government's expenditure will definitely go up. That's not just retirement protection, but on medical issues too." Last ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... ageing population but also on how to ensure the government- accustomed to years of healthy fiscal surpluses- avoids running out of money as expenses rise and tax revenue declines when workers ... decades to help it cover the soaring cost of social welfare benefits due to an ageing population. The tax rose from five per cent to eight per cent, and will hit 10 per cent next year. Imposing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    'Tell us what our food really costs'

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Christy Choi and Danny Lee

    ... "I don't see why the Social Welfare Department wouldn't make this list public," said Tibbo. "These are food items for Hong Kong's most vulnerable populations ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was a population policy one- about the quality of migrants. It should have been solved by population policies, not by tampering with welfare rights," Fisher said. "[The government of the time] ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... as comprehensive statistics detailing the extent and nature of poverty in 21st century Hong Kong revealed for the first time that: 19.6 per cent of the city's population can now be classified as poor, ... the same formula, before welfare payments are taken into account, the city ranks favourably, with 19.6 per cent of its population falling below the poverty line. Only in Korea is it lower, at 17.3 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Pension scheme within three years, says Matthew Cheung

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of funding and contributions. Cheung said standard working hours were a lot more complicated than the minimum wage legislation now in place. The issue affected the whole working population ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Recipients of Old Age Living Allowance top 310,000

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... it first-hand." Nip steps down today for a six-month assignment to handle poverty alleviation and population policies. In his three years in the job, welfare spending increased almost 40 per cent from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... step as the city deals with a rapidly ageing population. He also said CSSA had lost its relevance as a tool for alleviating poverty, as the allowance was no longer calculated based ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Asylum seekers 'forced to live in pigeon farm'

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... which received HK$203 million from the government last year to help house, feed and aid Hong Kong's growing population of dispossessed. A former pigeon shed has been turned into makeshift ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Defender of the poor Christine Fang quits public office altogether

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that provide 90 per cent of social services in the city. She will go before the year is out, and quit all her other public posts- including terms at the population steering committee and the Housing ...




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