The pandemic has had its effect on business and this edition of the Bulletin is predominantly about tax incentives China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have all introduced to stimulate their economies.
The Labour Department issued a consultation paper in December 2020 on increasing the penalties for occupational safety and health offences. In this update, we will summarise the proposed amendments and their potential effects.
The Hong Kong Government's goal is to provide COVID-19 vaccines for the majority of the Hong Kong population during 2021 through its own vaccination programmes. It has said that members of the public can receive the vaccine on a voluntary basis free of charge.