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Welfare cases dip 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 459 cases to 199,941 in January, down 0.2% from December last year, the Social Welfare Department announced today.   The total number of recipients was 273,349.   Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month reduction of 0.8% to 1,568. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 17,075.   Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,385. Old age cases dipped 0.3% to 112,032.   Meanwhile, ill-health cases increased 0.3% to 27,817, and permanent disability cases remained steady at 17,164. http://dlvr.it/T32R7Z

Top taxi driver vote opens

The Taxi Service Commendation Scheme 2021 is now open for the public to vote for taxi drivers who provide quality services.   People can vote until December 17.   The scheme is jointly launched by the Transport Department and the Committee on Taxi Service Quality with the aim of promoting good taxi service and enhancing the image of the taxi industry.   Twenty of the nominees obtaining the highest combined scores from the vote and a professional assessment panel will be given Quality Taxi Driver awards.   The driver obtaining the highest score from the vote will be given the Most Popular Taxi Driver award.   A Good Driver, Good Service award has also been introduced to this year's scheme to commend taxi drivers providing exceptional services to passengers during the rides.   The three taxi service management teams obtaining the highest score from the professional assessment panel will be given Quality Taxi Service Management Team awards.   The award presentation ceremony is expected to be held in the first quarter of next year.   Click here to cast your vote.
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