Video: Pre-Budget Report Public Meeting

February 6, 2020

The Pre-Budget Public Meeting is being held this evening [Feb 6], with Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson set to provide a presentation and answer queries.

A Government spokesperson previously said, “The public is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Pre-Budget Report on Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 6pm in the Goodwin C. Smith Hall, Heritage Worship Centre, 59 Dundonald Street, Hamilton.

“The Pre-budget Report [PBR] is a policy statement issued by the Government prior to the release of the budget. It is a consultation document which allows the public to understand spending and revenue proposals for the new fiscal year and provides an opportunity for public input before the 2020/21 budget is finalized.

“Observations and comments about the report may be sent via email to Following a brief presentation at the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Curtis L. Dickinson, JP, MP.

The 74-minute live video replay is below:

The full 2020/2021 Pre-Budget Report follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Main takeaway so far is how the Civil Service is staffed by people who are unemployable in the private sector and the CS is therefore an employment agency. Employees in the private sector who lose their jobs also have families rents or mortgages but if you listen to the Minister he doesn’t care.

    • wahoo says:

      Basically our Civil Service is a charitable organisation….glad he at least admits that!

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Ignorance abounds in Bermuda. Somebody wants to tax open land. Somebody wants to tax property that is doing nothing but providing a view for its neighbours & providing nothing for its owner.

    A great way to encourage people to build on what little open land there is left.

    I will agree on one point made by the questioner. Land tax really should not be called land tax when it is in actual fact a house or dwelling tax.

  3. @1 says:

    Civil servants are above the law? Lots make enough money not to be on financial assistance so that was a quick analysis based on the blue collar workers but what about workers netting over one hundred thousand dollars a year, and have been for some time,. does gov. have obligation to consider peoples bills before letting them go or is it base on ability and need? still so many questions.
    Also which civil servants have been employed by the GOVENOR? Private sector have bills and mortgages also.