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Caring and Inclusion

  • Women’s development: set aside $100 million to strengthen support for women’s development
  • Enhance support for pre-school children with special needs: allocate an additional annual recurrent expenditure of about $170 million to regularise Tier 1 Support Services
  • Regularise certain schemes to support the elderly and carers, involving a recurrent expenditure of more than $1.3 billion
  • Encourage employment of elderly employees: increase the tax deduction for the Mandatory Provident Fund voluntary contributions made by employers for their employees aged 65 or above, from 100% to 200%
  • Residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities: provide incentives to encourage the market to provide more quality private residential care homes
  • Waive water fee deposit and charge for providing separate water meter installed in eligible subdivided units

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