Social Welfare Department director Gordon Leung. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Social Welfare Department director Gordon Leung. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

More Hongkongers turned to financial and food assistance last year as Covid-19 upended society

  • About 310,000 people benefited from cash allowances under Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme by end of November last year
  • Social security spending is expected to reach HK$65 billion for the 2021-22 financial year, up from HK$42 billion recorded in 2017-18

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Social Welfare Department director Gordon Leung. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Social Welfare Department director Gordon Leung. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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