Civic Exchange presented its views on the Budget 2011, and suggested 7 budgetary initiatives to respond to the inadequacy of policy we noted. Please click HERE to download our submission to the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
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Independent public policy think tank Civic Exchange noted the Financial Secretary’s introduction of incentives to clean up roadside pollution in the 2010-2011 Budget, but remains concerned that unless mandatory measures requiring the worst polluters to clean up are adopted, these incentives will be slow to deliver pollution reductions, and the threat to public health will [...]
By Civic Exchange Civic Exchange addressed three issues regarding the 2010-2011 budget consultation. These included (1) the “co-benefits” to be generated by government programmes, (2) the obstacles to improving the public’s understanding of government proposals, and (3) the scope for increasing the funds available for expenditure on social services and the environment.
By Civic Exchange Document 1: Civic Exchange response to the FS on the 2009 Budget; Document 2: The FS’s response to Civic Exchange; and Document 3. Civic Exchange response to the FS’s response.
By Civic Exchange Civic Exchange urged LegCo members to consider raising the various issues during the budget debate in the Legislative Council.
By Tony Latter, Leo Goodstadt, Roger Nissim Tony Latter provides the necessary background anyone needs to know about the Hong Kong budget, and raises important long-term issues for discussion. Leo Goodstadt’s chapter reminds us of how inadequacies catch up on society in the end, and warns us not to continue neglecting them. Roger Nissim highlights [...]
By Civic Exchange Civic Exchange wrote to Hon. John Tsang responding to the government’s consultation on the Budget.
Christine Loh, CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think tank, met the Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government today on the 2009-10 Budget. “Hong Kong’s cash and accrual accounts clearly show that this is a city with exceptional financial strength. The HKSAR Government should assure the public that Hong Kong can ride through [...]
By Richard Cullen and Antonietta Wong Background report on Hong Kong’s revenue regime that looks at the history of how the tax system has been shaped from colonial times to the highly globalized environment.
The Hong Kong’s tax system is unique in the world in many respects. Civic Exchange releases a background report on Hong Kong’s revenue regime that looks at the history of how the tax system has been shaped from colonial times to the highly globalised environment today. (more…)