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  1. Budget 2006: Personal Tax

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ON PRUDENCE 'I have pointed out that Hong Kong will continue to be confronted with various challenges. In the face of these, as a government that manages public finances prudently and keeps expenditure within the limits of revenues, we should not rush into deciding on substantial tax reductions.' ON CONCESSIONS 'Being a government of the people, we need ...

  2. first person

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Christine Fang Meng-sang, chief executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, argues that helping people left behind by the economic recovery should be put ahead of tax cuts in next week's budget. Everyone knows that Ho ...

  3. Give lasting aid to poor, finance chief urged

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... recipients who live in private properties has not been reviewed since 1996,' Chua said, noting the allowance for a single person was HK$1,265, increasing to HK$4,400 for a family of six. ...

  4. It's time to reform health care financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be time for it to focus on important issues that have been put on hold, such as political development and health care financing. The second round of public consultation on health care financing ... of social services on government finances. Bigger pensions will reduce dependence on welfare, but they are only part of the solution. The heaviest part of the burden is public health, ...

  5. 'Sin' tax is an effective way to help finance public health care

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have experience in the management and financing of health care in America and I am very interested in the future of Hong Kong's public hospital system since I am married to a Hong ... plans in many countries to finance public health care and supplement the private sector, intending to provide money so that people can gain access to doctors and medical services. Most of them ...

  6. Clock is ticking on health care financing

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law Chi-kwong The public discussion on health care financing reform has been with us for more than 15 years. How much longer will it take to get to where real decisions will be made? ... care model. It has taken another three years for the government to come up with the present consultation document, titled 'Your Health, Your Life'. Is health care financing reform ...

  7. We'll share the wealth, says finance chief

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... tax- personal allowances, the tax bands, marginal tax rate and standard tax rate- saying they should be considered individually. He also acknowledged a wine seller's comment that Hong ...

  8. Not ready to retire yet

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... A survey by a Mandatory Provident Fund provider shows that Hongkongers' readiness for retirement has dropped this year compared with 2010. The retirement survey, designed by Fidelity Worldwide Investment, shows the Retirement Readiness Index of Hongk ...

  9. 60pc of Hongkongers say MPF inadequate

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Six in every 10 Hong Kong people believe the Mandatory Provident Fund fails to address their retirement needs, a Hong Kong Polytechnic University survey has found. The university's applied social sciences department, which interviewed 1,0 ...

  10. MPF shortcomings must be addressed

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cannot have in mind. That is where a chronically ill person finally loses their job because of absenteeism, the employer exercises its right to raid MPF contributions to fund the employee's ...




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