Finance Minister, Audley Shaw is to table in the House of Representatives today the estimates of expenditure for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
Minister Shaw is expected to table the budget after the ceremonial opening of Parliament is concluded.
The ceremonial opening is to begin at 10:30 this morning.
Parliament was prorogued earlier this week – bringing to a close to the 2017/18 parliamentary year.
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen is expected to highlight the morning session of the proceedings.
Sir Patrick is to deliver the Throne Speech – where he’ll outline the Government’s legislative agenda for the parliamentary year.
Following Sir Patrick’s presentation – Minister Shaw is to table the estimates when the House of Representatives re-convenes at 2:00 in the afternoon.
Last year, Minister Shaw tabled a $7150-billion budget.
This was later increased to $805-billion in the supplementary budget tabled in December.
A few weeks ago – the Finance Minister said no new taxes will be implemented to help fund this year’s budget.
[Audley Shaw was speaking at a Mayberry Investors’ Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew last month.]
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