Circular No: M&P/084/04/WH
7 April 2020
Singapore Contractors Association (SCAL)’s response to the Solidarity Budge The Solidarity Budget was presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on 6 April 2020.
Among the support measures to businesses are the enhanced Jobs Support Scheme of 75 per cent gross monthly wage subsidy per employee for the first S$4,600 of wages paid in April, waiver of the Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) due in April 2020 and FWL rebate of $750 in April 2020 per Work Permit or S Pass holder.
These measures will help to ease the cash flow of firms to cover worker wages while construction work come to a stop.
SCAL urges construction firms to use the FWL rebate to pay for their workers’ basic salary when they are not working during the one-month Circuit Breaker period.
Construction firms should also engage workers and ensure that their welfare, health and well-being are taken care of.
Attached is SCAL’s response to the Solidarity Budget for your attention.
SCAL Office Closure
In line with the suspension of activities at workplaces of non-essential services by the government, our offices will be closed from 7 April to 4 May 2020.
However we remain open to provide member services and operations through work from home arrangements where practicable.
Please contact us via tel: 6278 9577 whatsapp/mobile: 8818 9577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.