News from the Government and Government Offices
The 2019 Spring Budget
Today the Government is presenting a spring amending budget and its guidelines for economic policy. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and the proposals in the Spring Amending Budget are based on the January Agreement, the policy agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Magdalena Andersson presents the latest forecast for the economy and public finances
“The Swedish economy is strong. We have a historically high level of employment and strong public finances. But the Riksdag’s decision on the budget last year means that taxes have been reduced by SEK 20 billion. This means that the scope for reforms is non-existent in the coming spring amending budget, so new investments need to be financed,” says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union
This page contains more information on how the Government and the Government Offices are working in response to Brexit. It describes how Sweden is preparing for Brexit, including contingency planning for a no-deal withdrawal.
Feminist policy must make a difference in people’s daily lives and experiences
Since 21 January 2019, Sweden has a new feminist Government. “We will use our policies to build a society in which all people have equal value and equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities, and in which no one is limited by their gender,” say Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.
Key acts and ordinances entering into force late 2018/early 2019
This information material contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2018 or some time thereafter.
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