One Minute: Progress Singapore Party (PSP) GE2020 Election Manifesto

Slogan

You deserve better.

Beliefs

“The government’s response so far seems to be a patchwork of policy tweaks without addressing the fundamental factors affecting Singaporeans.

Progress Singapore Party believe that its manifesto offers a better alternative to the current
problems that we are facing as a nation.”

Key theme

Ask what Singapore can do for you.

Priorities

  • Jobs for Singaporeans: job priority for Singaporeans, introduce quota for Employment Pass, lower quota for S Pass and Work Permit, review free trade agreements like CECA
  • Reduce dependence on foreign labour: push employers to invest in equipment or processes for higher productivity, move toward higher value-add and higher-wage model
  • Assistance to local SMEs: Priority in public sector procurements, invest in local SMEs and encourage cooperation amongst them, direct support to SMEs to restructure their business and in their effort to go overseas, reduce business costs
  • Living Wage: increase amount of Workfare and the cash portion to 80% (like wages), introduce living wage to all sectors
  • Social safety net: improved financial assistance for those unemployed due to Covid, increase ComCare payout
  • Housing: En-bloc redevelopment for all old flats, peg new flat prices to income levels, bring down housing costs for young Singaporeans to free them for entrepreneurial pursuit
  • CPF: withdrawal of up to $50,000 at age 55, sale of En-bloc rights, Medishield Life premium to be paid by Government
  • Taxes and Fees: Freeze tax and fee increases for the next five years, exempt basic necessities from GST
  • Stronger alternative voices in Parliament: Reduce the over-dominance of a single Party with over 90% representation in Parliament, stronger alternative voices in Parliament offering different viewpoints and suggestions
  • Public Service: personal sacrifice – ministerial salaries should be cut and pegged to median income, public spending should be frugal and huge projects subject to greater scrutiny, public service including public transport and utilities should not be profit making.
  • Independence of key institutions and key appointments: Expand Presidential oversight over more key public appointments, no conflict of interest in key public appointments
  • Freedom of speech and expression: Allow for speaking up without fear or favour, encourage diversity of views, relax the regulation of media & the arts, review POFMA

Read PSP’s GE2020 Manifesto here

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