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  1. Cheap housing for staff attracts tax

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forms across the country, especially in government monopoly industries such as railways, power supply and tobacco companies. Rocketing commercial housing prices have even prompted some ... Kevin Huang Mainland employees will be subject to a new tax if they buy cheap housing provided by their workplace under a new effort by authorities to clamp down on tax evasion. The new ...

  2. A roof over his head- but that's all

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Though allocated a flat, Cheung Foon-wai struggles to survive For a man who has slept in the open air for the past decade, a public housing flat would seem to be a gift from ... The Social Welfare Department agreed to pay his monthly rent- about $1,000. However, after paying for water and electricity deposits, daily supplies and an Octopus card- about $1,500 in all- he has ...

  3. Supply teacher scheme 'wasted $9.7m'

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... of an arrangement to hire supply teachers. The watchdog said that despite the scheme's staggering cost of $19 million, it was still not in the best interest of students. Under the plan, laid-off teachers are given preference in hiring for supply work, and paid more than the normal supply teaching rate. The Ombudsman urged the government to review the arrangement as the problem of surplus ...

  4. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Move is part of initiative to provide affordable housing Guangzhou is poised to become the first mainland city to reintroduce a controversial housing scheme that allows ... and middle-income families amid double-digit increases in property prices in the city. Housing prices in Guangzhou jumped 15.7 per cent last year. Mr Zhang was earlier quoted as admitting for the first time ...

  5. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Asked who would benefit most from the bridge, Mr Ho said: 'The casinos in Macau. ... in the past, even if you took the quickest ferry it would take more than an hour, but in the future it will be a 20-minute car ride' ...

  6. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? There's the overseas education allowance for civil servants; the two pay scales for teachers hired before and after 2000; the huge gap between salaries of new teachers and those in the senior ...

  7. Construction is a mule's life, say protesters

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... tended to be lower, the demand for locally made units had dropped tremendously, Mr Ng said. Another government policy, which affected the workers' living, was the suspension of supplying public housing in 2002, Mr Ng said. He added that a large number of workers had previously been engaged in the development of public housing. Due to the keen competition among workers, ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the idea of having a stranger in the house unnerving. I am strong, and I have no problem tending to her needs,' says the 78-year-old former taxi driver. But his daughter Winnie insisted. ... for home help, dubious employment agencies are supplying problematic helpers. Disputes referred to the Labour Tribunal and the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board have been increasing, often ...

  9. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will likely cater to seasoned frontline executives, says Chui. 'These positions remain in short supply in Hong Kong,' she adds. Amid the euro jitters, the finance, insurance and real estate ...

  10. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of several safe houses for trafficked and sexually abused children in Cambodia in 2009. She has since helped put together a collection of victims' stories called For Their Tears I Died, ... spent time in the safe house and were then placed either with family members who would care for them or with families who volunteered to take them in. Enlund said these children now have ...




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