This year's Budget statement, read out in Parliament on 25 February 2013 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, was aptly titled a "Achieving quality growth and a more inclusive society".
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Since 2010, the Singapore Government has taken steps to transform the economy to create better jobs, and to allow for a better pace and quality of life for Singaporeans. Since last year, it has also made important shifts in social policies to foster a fair and more inclusive society. In many ways, this year’s Budget is a continuation of the process to transform the economy to create a better Singapore through quality growth and an inclusive society.
We hope you will find our Budget commentary publication this year of assistance in understanding the most recent changes and new initiatives unveiled in Budget 2013.