In the early days of PIC (Productivity & Innovation Credit), laptops were one of the items that could be supported by government subsidies. However this support was ceased after PIC ended. To our delight again today, the subsidy is now back with PSG! However, it is only valid till 31 December 2020.
The Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) supports companies in the adoption of pre-scoped IT solutions and equipment that helps enhance productivity.
Some of the different types of software that PSG support include Accounting, Human Resource Management (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Cyber Security, Document Management & many more. For more information about which software that is supported under PSG, please read here.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Circuit Breaker measures put in place, a new scope has been included to further encourage businesses to continue their digitalization and productivity upgrading efforts.
Four expanded scopes have been added,
You probably wanted to focus at items 1 & 2 because it support,
These laptops can only be obtained from M1 and Singtel, and you will not be able to choose the brand. The laptop can also be bundled with a 12 months subscription of Microsoft Office 365. Here are some of the details.
|M1's bundled package||SingTel's bundled package|
|Remote Working Laptop Suite (With Microsoft Office 365)||Business Grade Laptop with Collaboration Tool and Endpoint Protection|
|Software: 1 year subscription for Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium;||Software: 1 year subscription for Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium/Enterprise Plan 3/ Enterprise E5/Business;|
|Hardware: Laptop with Intel Core i5 8th Gen or higher, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 12”-15.6” display; Windows 10 Pro Includes Security Services and Technical Support||Hardware: Laptop with minimum Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 13” display; Windows 10 Pro Includes Security Services and Technical Support|
Businesses can enquire at both M1 and Singtel to find out more about their eligibility for the remote working laptop suite.
With the laptop & zoom virtual meeting tools, it will make remote working possible! You may also apply for the Enhanced WorkLife Grant to defray the cost of implementing flexible work arrangements. Each business may tap up to $105,000 through this grant.
Local SMEs can apply for PSG if they meet the following criteria:
You may also further tap on SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) to defray the unfunded portion of PSG. SFEC provides a once-off $10,000 credit to encourage companies to further develop their capabilities and boost their workers’ skill sets.
This credit can also be used to defray up to 90% of such-out of pocket expenses. For more examples and details on how to use SFEC, visit here for information.
Feeling confused about all the different grants? Do check with our friendly colleagues to find out more about how you can adopt the latest digital solutions by tapping on different government grants to defray the cost.