What is the Budget Debate?

The Annual Budget indicates what will be done with the finances of the country over the course of a year. The purpose of the Budget is to decide how much money the Government plans to expend on security, roads, water, housing and other services it provides.

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Budget Debate Explained

The Budget Debate provides the Government with the opportunity to take stock of its performance over the previous fiscal year, to measure its progress in relation to the targets previously set and to assess the effectiveness of its management of the country's finances.

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Budget Glossary

Here is a list of key terms and their meanings used during the Budget Debate: - Recurrent Expenditure - Capital Expenditure - Appropriation Act - Estimates of Expenditure

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The House of Representatives, on Tuesday (October 13), approved the Second Supplementary Estimates for the 2020/21 fiscal year. The revised budget proposes ...

Government Allocates $345 Million For Zinc Fence Removal

The Government will continue the removal of zinc fences from communities, with a sum of $345 million set aside in the 2020/21 ...

DBJ To Provide Loans Of $7.39 Billion For MSMES

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has targeted loans of $7.39 billion to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) during the 2020/21 ...

More Students For HEART/NSTA Trust Training Programmes

The HEART/National Service Training Agency (HEART/NSTA) Trust is projecting an increase in the number of students taking part ...

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Budget Debate and Sectoral Speeches for Financial Year 2020/2021

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