Saturday 24 October, 2020

Finance Ministry clarifies Imbert's comments on budget announcement

File photo.

File photo.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert clarified media reports regarding the upcoming 2020/21 budget, saying he never said the public should brace for the upcoming fiscal measures. 

The Ministry of Finance issued a statement today clarifying a media report in the Trinidad Express.

The Ministry said: 'The Minister wishes to advise that at no time did he utter those words or even convey the impression to anyone that the population should 'brace' themselves for the fiscal measures in the 2021 Budget.'

The Ministry said additionally Imbert had no communication 'of any kind whatsoever' with anyone at the Express on the 2021 Budget.

Imbert announced earlier this week that the 2020/21 national budget would be read on October 5, 2020.

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