Budget 2011

Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will deliver the Budget Speech for the Financial Year 2011 in Parliament on 18 February 2011 at 3.30pm (GMT+8). The text of the Budget Speech will be uploaded onto this website progressively as it is delivered.
Read/watch the Finance Minister's Budget speech as your input is required in answering 2 pertinent questions:

(1) Why do governments have budgets?
(2) What is the purpose of budget 2011, as Presented by the Finance Minister?

The full version of the speech available in this document: external image pdf.png FY2011_Budget_Statement.pdf