In the wake of COVID-19, here are the available schemes to give your businesses immediate support and relief.
Wage support for employers to retain their local employees during this period of uncertainty.
From 22 July to 18 August 2021, JSS support will be enhanced to 60% for sectors where the tightened measures require them to suspend many, if not all, of their activities. These include food & beverage (F&B) businesses, gyms, fitness studios, performing arts organisations and arts education centres. We will also enhance JSS support to 40% for sectors that are significantly affected by the restrictions. These include the retail sector, affected personal care services, tourist attractions, licensed hotels, cruise and regional ferry operators, MICE organisers, travel agents, museums, art galleries, cinema operators and other family entertainment centres. JSS support for these sectors will taper to 10% from 19 to 31 August 2021.
All active employers in specified sectors that meet the qualifying criteria and who have made mandatory CPF contributions before the stipulated deadline for their local employees will qualify for the payout.
Covers 20% of delivery cost per trip for delivery orders fulfilled through eligible third-party logistics partners, or 5% reduction in commission cost charged for food delivery using eligible food delivery platforms.
Wage increases are co-funded by the Government under WCS. An additional $500 million has been disbursed, on top of $600m disbursed in March 2020. WCS has been extended by one year to 2021 with the government co-funding 15% and the qualifying gross wage ceiling set at $5,000.
Increase in CPF contribution rates for senior workers deferred by 1 year, from 1 January 2021 to 1 January 2022.
On 26 March 2020, the government announced the Private Bus Support Package (PBSP). As part of the PBSP, private bus (including coach) season parking pass holders at all Government-owned car parks received a 6-month waiver of season parking fees from 1 May to 31 October 2020.
With effect from 31 October 2020, this season parking waiver will be extended till 31 March 2021.
Download PDF for Season Parking Waiver Extension details.
Download PDF for Season Parking Waiver Extension FAQ.