Government grants compensation for costs stemming from ID checks
The Government has adopted an ordinance entitling carriers to apply for compensation for costs incurred as a result of the Government’s regulations on ID checks. Compensation will be paid for reasonable costs incurred by bus, train or passenger ship operators for carrying out ID checks. Costs must be verifiable. Applications for compensation will be examined by the Swedish Transport Administration and will be paid in arrears after the expiry of a period of validity for ID checks.
The Government's proposal in the autumn amending budget to allocate a sum of up to SEK 139 million for costs in 2016 has been approved by the Riksdag.
"I am pleased that we can now present a complete scheme on how carriers can apply for compensation to cover their costs for carrying out ID checks. This has been requested by the relevant actors ever since the provisions were introduced in January 2016," says Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson.
The Swedish Transport Administration will determine when applications are to be submitted – however no later than 9 months following the date on which a period for ID checks expired.
Period 1 covers 4 January 2016–3 July 2016.
Period 2 covers 4 July 2016–3 November 2016.
The provisions include both Swedish and foreign carriers. The only requirement is that the carrier has incurred costs for carrying out the ID checks under the regulations issued by the Government.
Press Secretary to Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson
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