Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for issues concerning central government finances, including coordination of the central government budget, forecasts and analyses, tax issues, and management and administration of central government activities. The Ministry is also responsible for matters concerning financial markets and consumer legislation.
News from Ministry of Finance
Government proposes new gambling act and new gambling tax act
The Government decided today to refer the proposal, ‘A re-regulated gambling market’, the Council on Legislation. A new gambling act and a new gambling tax act have been proposed. The new regulations will be designed as a licence system. It is proposed that the regulations enter into force on 1 January 2019.
Continued economic upswing next year
Today the Ministry of Finance is presenting the latest forecast for the economy and public finances. The employment rate and labour force participation have been revised upwards and growth continues to gain strength.
Guidelines for central government debt management in 2018
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity of the debt is extended slightly, which reduces the risk at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.
More older people and children in the coming decade means increased needs for schools, health and social care
Today the Ministry of Finance presents the latest forecast for the economy and public finances, along with an analysis of future demographic needs. By 2025 the number of children and older people in Sweden will have increased significantly, resulting in a greater need for public welfare services. Resources for these services will also increase. The forecast for net lending has been revised sharply upwards both for this year and for the coming years.
Inquiry to promote the market for green bonds
The Government has appointed an inquiry to identify ways to promote the market for green bonds. “There is a great deal of demand for investments in green bonds. We want to look into how the market can be developed to facilitate investments that can build a sustainable World", says Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund.
Strategy for sustainable consumption
How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? These are some of the questions in focus in the Government’s strategy for sustainable consumption. The aim is for the strategy to contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consumption.
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