People welcome the reduction in duties and taxes and continued support for the unemployed

People welcome the reduction in duties and taxes and continued support for the unemployed

By Faria Begum Ali
Saturday 18/07/2020

The 2020/2021 National Budget has received a lot of positive response from members of the public who believe that budget has eased their burden especially with the tax reductions and other incentives announced.

A large number of people in the country are unemployed as they have had their hours of work reduced or have been sent on leave without pay.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced a number of tax and duty reductions in the 2020/2021 National Budget last night.

This means, the prices of a number of items that people purchase every day have been reduced and a number of taxes have all been reduced.

Fijivillage spoke to a number of people this afternoon, who shared their opinions on the budget.

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