Public Agencies

The remit of each ministry includes responsibility for a number of government agencies. The agencies must apply the laws and carry out the activities decided by the Riksdag and Government. The Government decides on the preconditions for the individual agency's operations. These public agencies are accountable to the Ministry of Finance.

  • The Enforcement Authority (Kronofogden)

    The main function of the Enforcement Authority is summary process and collection, supervision of bankruptcies, debt relief and preventive action.

  • First AP fund (Första AP-fonden)

    The national retirement pension comprises an income-based pension, a premium pension and/or a guarantee pension. Income-based pension contributions are transferred to the system's buffer funds: the First, Second, Third and Fourth AP funds. Each fund receives a quarter of these pension contributions and finances a quarter of pension disbursements.

  • Second AP fund (Andra AP-fonden)

    See First AP fund.

  • Third AP fund (Tredje AP-fonden)

    See First AP fund.

  • Fourth AP fund (Fjärde AP-fonden)

    See First AP fund.

  • Sixth AP fund (Sjätte AP-fonden)

    The Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (the Sixth AP Fund) manages public pension funds in order to create high long-term returns and maintain satisfactory risk diversification by investing in Swedish small and medium-sized growth companies, thus contributing to the development of Swedish industry.

  • Gaming Board for Sweden (Lotteriinspektionen)

    Gaming Board for Sweden's overall responsibility is to ensure that lotteries, casino gaming and other forms of gambling in Sweden are secure, reliable and conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet)

    The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, Kammarkollegiet, exercises public authority but also operates commercial undertakings. Its tasks cover an extensive area and mainly involve activities that require qualified legal and economic expertise.

  • The National Institute of Economic Research, NIER (Konjunkturinstitutet)

    The National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) performs analyses and forecasts of the Swedish and international economy and conducts related research.

  • Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån)

    The main task of Statistics Sweden is to supply customers with statistics for decision making, debate and research. Besides producing and communicating statistical data, Statistics Sweden are tasked with supporting and coordinating the Swedish system for official statistics.

  • The Swedish Accounting Standards Board (Bokföringsnämnden)

    The Swedish Accounting Standards Board (BFN) is a governmental body with the main objective of promoting the development of, in Sweden, generally accepted accounting principles regarding current recording as well as the setting up of annual accounts.

  • The Swedish Customs (Tullverket)

    The Swedish Customs manages the flow of goods, ensuring competitive neutrality in trade and contribute to a safe and secure society.

  • The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen)

    The role of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority is to promote stability and efficiency in the financial system as well as to ensure an effective consumer protection. It authorises, supervises and monitors all companies operating in Swedish financial markets.

  • The Swedish Fiscal Policy Council (Finanspolitiska Rådet)

    The mission of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council is to provide an independent evaluation of the Swedish Government's fiscal policy.

  • The Swedish National Debt Office (Riksgälden)

    The Swedish National Debt Office is the central government's financial manager and internal bank. It manages the central government debt, issues government guarantees and loans and manages bank support and the deposit insurance scheme.

  • The Swedish National Financial Management Authority (Ekonomistyrningsverket)

    The The Swedish National Financial Management Authority, ESV, develops efficient financial management for central government agencies, and analyses and makes forecasts of central government finances.

  • The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)

    The Tax Administration is a collective term for
    the National Tax Board and the ten regional tax
    authorities in Sweden. The role of the Tax Administration is to ensure that taxation and collection of taxes and charges is carried out in a fair and cost-effective manner.