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  1. Low-income windfalls

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... food bank to help low-income earners to tackle inflation. The government will pay two months' rent for around 700,000 public housing tenants. People under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Social Security Allowance, and Disability Allowance schemes will receive a double allowance. The government is expected to spend a total of HK$3.8 billion on the two one-off measures. ...

  2. No lack of social issues for candidates in 'town of sadness'

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make ends meet. These conditions are what makes Tin Shui Wai a 'town of sadness'. Luk Wing-chuen, 42, has been living on comprehensive social security assistance for two years ... of lack of social cohesion. He suggested that enhancing neighbour networks was most important in solving the region's problems. He is running in the most hotly contested constituency in Yuen ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society is fast ageing, the workforce shrinking, fertility rates are among ...

  4. Elderly services body gets to work

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung The subcommittee on elderly services under the Legislative Council's welfare services panel held its first meeting yesterday. Members said its work would focus on the economic needs of underprivileged elderly people, including reviewing and revising criteria for old age Comprehensive Social Security Assistance applicants. The subcommittee will serve for eight ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Myths about poor justify Hong Kong's 'third world' spending on social welfare

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... bankruptcy, were unfounded but used incessantly as reasons against the adoption of a more comprehensive social-security system. "There has always been huge resistance to welfare in Hong ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Economist says convenient myths justify city's third-world level of spending on social welfare 'Demonising the poor helps keep them down' ...

  6. HK$7b extra enough for the elderly, says adviser

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to consider merging the old age allowance with the comprehensive social security assistance scheme for the elderly, as suggested by Wong. 'This can help destigmatise the poor,' Wong said. 'Some elderly people are loath to receive the comprehensive social security assistance as they fear being looked down on. 'But if the schemes are restructured in a way that allows most ...

  7. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... (HK$5,246) for employers and US$201 (HK$1,560) for staff. 'The new social security insurances have added costs for companies and led many companies into reviewing their staff policies. ...

  8. Census to seek insight into extra income

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Commissioner for Census and Statistics Fung Hing-wang said examples of extra earnings were from investments, leased properties, comprehensive social security assistance and elderly allowance. Lawmaker ... a questionnaire with 43 questions on social-economic issues. The remainder will be asked to answer 13 basic questions. After 15 July, those who have not responded to the questionnaire will be interviewed ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ... hospitals, the subway system craziness during peak hours and so on, you will find the city has its share of social problems, much as Hong Kong does. In my view, part of the reason why Shanghainese ...

  10. More child-care services urged to help new mainland migrants

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... provide more child-care services and the cancellation of the seven-year eligibility requirement for a Comprehensive Social Security Assistance application. One migrant, Chen Mingzhen, who has ... the hardships, only one tenth of the 170,000 new mainland migrants applied for social assistance, community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. 'Some people think new immigrants are lazy. ...




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