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Government To Freeze Fee Increases For One Year From Time Of GST Increase

30 Nov 2006

Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, announced that the Government will put a freeze on all Government fee increases for one year after the implementation of the GST increase.

2. The Government will also absorb fully, on a permanent basis, the GST for school fees[1] and subsidised healthcare services[2], as is currently the case.

3. This was announced by Minister Tharman during a TV forum recording for "A Future Singapore - A Conversation with Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam". The TV forum will be broadcast on Channel NewsAsia at 7.30 p.m. on 30 November 2006.


[1] For all primary and secondary schools, JCs, Centralised Institute, ITEs, polytechnics and universities.
[2] Subsidised healthcare services refer to B2/C ward inpatient services, subsidised specialist outpatient clinic services and all polyclinic services.