Lin Zheng announces the new policy of peoples Livelihood: improving support for grassroots and vulnerable groups

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 Lin Zheng announces the new policy of peoples Livelihood: improving support for grassroots and vulnerable groups


On the same day, Mrs Lam held a press conference with the Secretary for labour and welfare, Mr Lo Chi Kwong, and the Secretary for transport and housing, Mr Chan fan, on policy measures for peoples livelihood. Lin said that the current government attaches great importance to supporting vulnerable groups, and social welfare recurrent expenditure has increased by 29% from HK $65.3 billion in 2017-2018 to HK $84.3 billion in 2019-2020.

The 10 new measures will benefit more than 1 million grassroots and vulnerable groups, including the elderly, labor, non-public housing and non CSSA low-income households, the unemployed or underemployed, and the poor living environment. Lin said that these measures are based on the past three policy addresses, to increase efforts, break through traditional thinking, and focus on responding to the demands of the community to take care of the grass-roots and vulnerable communities.

Due to the aging population in Hong Kong, the government should provide multiple services and appropriate support for the elderly so that they can enjoy their old age. As labor is a valuable asset in Hong Kong, the government should also provide better protection for them, especially at the grassroots level. Lin said.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});))); 10 new measures are: reform the elderly living allowance plan, expand the 2 Hong Kong dollar ride discount plan, provide MPF for low-income people, gradually increase legal holidays, improve the treatment of government outsourcing service employees, provide low-income non-public housing and non CSSA assistance Households provide cash allowance, study and implement housing rent control, further increase transitional housing, and provide time limited cash allowance for the unemployed and underemployed. In the reform of the elderly living allowance scheme, the government proposes to combine the ordinary elderly living allowance with the high elderly living allowance. The monthly allowance is HK $3585 of the high allowance, and the upper limit of assets is extended to RMB 500000. Lin said that the financial secretary is consulting with all sectors on the 2020-2021 budget and will propose measures to support enterprises, protect employment, boost the economy and relieve peoples poverty, so as to further respond to social needs. Source: editor in charge of Xinhua News Agency: Xu Meng, nn7485

The 10 new measures are to reform the elderly living allowance scheme, expand the Hong Kong $2 ride discount scheme, provide MPF for low-income people, gradually increase statutory holidays, improve the treatment of government contracted service employees, provide cash subsidies for non-public housing and non CSSA low-income households, study and implement housing rental control, further increase transitional housing, provide unemployment and Under employed provide limited cash allowance, etc.

In the reform of the elderly living allowance scheme, the government proposes to combine the ordinary elderly living allowance with the high elderly living allowance. The monthly allowance is HK $3585 of the high allowance, and the upper limit of assets is extended to RMB 500000.

Lin said that the financial secretary is consulting with all sectors on the 2020-2021 budget and will propose measures to support enterprises, protect employment, boost the economy and relieve peoples poverty, so as to further respond to social needs.