Tag Archives: S&CC

GOVT GIVES S&CC REBATES THIS APRIL, BUT FEES WERE RAISED BY THEM LAST YEAR

The supporters of the whites must be very happy today, going to town with the news that the government is giving rebates to 880,000 households worth up to $120m in S&CC charges. In fact, it is all over the news, confirm front page news and later tonight the first news item on TV. How can it not be? Government is helping us, give rebates so we don't have to struggle to pay S&CC. What these idiot supporters don't see is that in view of the rebates to be given, S&CC were raised last year, and done on the quiet. No big news indicating the raise of S&CC. So, next month, we get rebates for essentially a fee that was raised by the authorities in the first place.

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BITE THE BULLET, BUT SKIP THE LUNCH! WAYS TO SAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR INCREASED PRICES

The electricity tariff have risen in recent months by an average of 5.7%. Based on this, the bill for families living in four room HDB flats will increase by about $4.30. Add 12 months to this calculations, and you get $51.60. That is just the increase in tariffs, not the whole cost. What about water bill? 30% increase by July, so an average monthly water bill of $150 will cost $195 in July. An increase of $45. Multiply that for the next 6 months till end of the year, and the increase will be $270. And finally, if, like most of us, stay in a PAP Town Council wards, S&CC will increase from June, and the increase will range from $0.50 to $9 per month. If we take the average, $4.50, this will mean an increase of $31.50 till end of the year. So, from now till end of the year, the increases total up to $51.60 + $270 + $31.50 = $353.10, which brings it to roughly about $30 extra to pay to the Govt every month.

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DR CHEE: PAP MAKING S’POREANS PAY & PAY DURING TIME OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY

The PAP has done it again. The govt announced this week that ERP charges at 4 gantries (2 at PIE and 2 at CTE) will be increased. Another ERP will be activated along the KPE. Then today, PAP Town Councils announced that S&CC fees will be increased in June. We've said repeatedly that when you give PAP a blank cheque, they'll happily cash it after the elections.

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S&CC TO INCREASE AGAIN? WHY GOVT NEVER SAY ANYTHING?

14% S & C C increase is about $100m? The lift replacement fund, meanwhile, is expected to cost the Government more than S$50 million in the coming year” – does it mean that the minimum of 14 per cent of the S & C C that town councils will now be required to set aside in the sinking fund for lifts is about $100 million ($50 million x 2)? If so, then we can try to estimate the total that all the town councils collect in a year – $714 million ($100 million divided by 0.14). About $9 increase? So, with about 900,000 HDB households – does it mean that the expected average increase in S & C C per household due to this new lift fund is about $111 a year ($100 million divided by 900,000) or $9 a month? As I understand that the average monthly S & C C is about $50 – does it mean that it may translate into an average increase of a whopping about 18 per cent ($9 divided by $50)?

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MAN SUMMONED TO COURT FOR NOT PAYING 6 MONTHS S&CC CHARGES TO JURONG TOWN COUNCIL

Look at this Court summon letter to a resident living in Jurong-Clementi Town Council, Only because the resident did not pay S&CC for 6 months he is being treated as a criminal and forced to answer charges in Court. If you notice, the resident owes $174.97 of conservancy fees over 6 months, which means one month resident only pay $29 a month. Is it worth the lawyer fees to take a resident to Court over such a small amount?

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MY MUM JUST PASS AWAY & TOWN COUNCIL COME CHASE FOR HER $0.60 OVERDUE S&CC

My mother has just passed away for less than 49 days and the town council already started chasing for her outstanding SC/CC. The notice was not send to my mother's address but my house mailbox! While I would just think to pay for what has been rightfully due, I was stunned to know that the outstanding is nothing more than 60 cents! Does the town council need to waste so much resources, or indirectly to be our taxpayers' monies?

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WHY ARE TOWN COUNCILS OVERCHARGING S&CC BASED ON EXPENSIVE 2013 OIL PRICES?

This matter affect all HDB residential and commercial lease owners, which is a good 80-90% of the population. The S&CCs rates has been adjusted to be based on electric tariffs prices of Nov 2013. Nov 2013 crude prices is +/-USD95, while current crude prices is +/-USD45. This means that the amount benchmark for electric tariffs computation is more than double of current price! We are all overpaying on electric tariffs because of this premium computation currently.

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