Budget sweeteners no real relief to the working poor

February 15, 2013

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah delivered his sixth budget speech on February 27, 2013, in which he unveiled HK$33 billion worth of relief measures. For those living in public housing, the government will pay two months' rent, while all recipients of Comprehensive Social Security, Old Age and Disability allowance will get an extra allowance. However, such sweeteners brought little cheer to the working poor who don't receive government assistance - people like Leung Chui Sim.