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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Poverty Commission discusses pension report The Commission on Poverty holds a meeting to discuss a report by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun on retirement protection. Chow examined the costs, sustainability and funding options for six protection schemes. The government may unveil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577185/talking-points
  2. Business - Money - INSURANCE

    City insurance authority bans indemnity commissions

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:13pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Sales of savings plans will be hit as brokers are prohibited from earning commission on long-term policies upfront in move to protect clients Agents face tighter payment rules Hong Kong's insurance authority has banned upfront commission payments on long-term policies in a move to clean up a HK$17 billion-a-year business plagued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1566873/city-insurance-authority-bans-indemnity-commissions
  3. News - Hong Kong

    N-nothings are below the poverty line, beyond subsidies

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 07:16pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Commission on Poverty – the Salvation Army called for long-term welfare planning to help this group of people move out of poverty. Commission on Poverty member Law Chi-kwong said the definition ... the size of a standard Hong Kong bathroom, a survey has indicated. The Salvation Army, which conducted the poll, called for establishment of a poverty line to identify those in need. Sixty per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1127991/n-nothings-are-below-poverty-line-beyond-subsidies
  4. News - World - EUROPE

    UK exit from EU a viable option, says report commissioned by Boris Johnson

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain's exit from EU a viable option, report says A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from the European Union would be better for the city than remaining in an unreformed EU. Johnson is likely to give his backing to the report in a speech this week to launch the document, The Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565639/uk-exit-eu-viable-option-says-report-commissioned-boris-johnson
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Half a million survive on less than HK$120 a day

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... poverty lines to define those in poverty and those in severe poverty, so it can come up with policies tending to their different needs. But Law Chi-kwong, member of the Commission on Poverty, said ... shows. About 40 per cent are aged 65 or above, 12 per cent are children under the age of 18, and 10 per cent of them still live in severe poverty despite being employed, according to the survey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293653/half-million-survive-less-hk120-day
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang Official suggestion to Commission on Poverty is for a universal system with no means test Pension plan would give all over-65s HK$3,000 a month Every Hongkonger over 65- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test under a scheme put forward yesterday. A long-awaited government-commissioned study said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... the cost of running a business is not low," she said yesterday. A long-awaited study on retirement protection schemes by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun, commissioned by the Commission on Poverty, will be tabled at a commission meeting on Wednesday. The study is expected to analyse the sustainability of proposals put forward by six groups, including the Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577269/hong-kong-general-chamber-commerce-say-no-payments-retirement-scheme
  8. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bless Hong Kong campaign seeks to tackle poverty through community action

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Bless Hong Kong campaign aims to raise public awareness of disparities A community push to beat poverty Treating the elderly to free dim sum lunches and taking poor families to watch soccer matches for free- just two of the ideas in a HK$5 million campaign to fight poverty through community-wide activities. The Commission on Poverty's Bless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400183/bless-hong-kong-campaign-seeks-tackle-poverty-through-community
  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

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

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Commission on Poverty member says reviving the idea of a goods and services tax can pay for proposed HK$3,000 per month subsidy Tax on sales mooted to fund pension for all A member of the government's Commission on Poverty has suggested a goods and services tax could be used to fund a new public pension scheme, instead of a further tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580448/tax-sales-mooted-fund-pension-plan
  10. Comment - Letters

    Policy address has many measures to help children in poverty

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... chief secretary for administration, chairperson, Commission on Poverty ... Wide-ranging package of measures to help children in poverty I refer to the letter from Ella Choi Wing-ue ("Tackle poverty to improve our children's lives", January 29). Ms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1420848/policy-address-has-many-measures-help-children-poverty

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