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, consumer legislation and housing and community planning.
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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.
Sweden’s carbon tax
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community. A broad range of policy instruments can be used to curb carbon emissions, and economic instruments such as taxes and emissions trading are critical elements of any comprehensive mitigation strategy.
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From the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2019: Guidelines for economic and budget policyFrom the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2019: Guidelines for economic and budget policy
The Government presents 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.The Government presents the 2019 Spring Budget
Ministry of Finance economic forecasts
The Ministry of Finance produces and presents economic forecasts throughout the year, for example in the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill in the spring and the Budget Bill in the autumn. Below are key indicator tables for forecasts from November 2018 onwards.Ministry of Finance economic forecasts
This year’s reform scope is exhausted by the budget decided by Parliament
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson will today present the latest forecast for the economy and public finances.This year’s reform scope is exhausted by the budget decided by Parliament
OECD raises gaps in new report
The OECD presents its new report on the Swedish economy today. In the report, the OECD notes that Sweden has a stable economy and strong state finances, but also points to problems with increasing income gaps and the need to reduce gaps in schools to improve school performance.OECD raises gaps in new report
Invitation to press conference and seminar on new OECD report
On 29 March, the Ministry of Finance will host a press conference and follow-up seminar to present the most recent OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Education Anna Ekström and experts from the OECD and Sweden will take part in the seminar. Ms Andersson and Mr Gurría will hold a press conference before the seminar. The press conference and parts of the seminar will be held in English.Invitation to press conference and seminar on new OECD report
More difficult to charge excessive fund fees
As of 1 January 2020, new requirements will be introduced for fund managers to more clearly report how actively a fund’s assets are managed. The aim is to reduce the incidence of funds marketed as actively managed but which in fact follow a benchmark. This is the Government’s proposal in a bill presented to the Riksdag.More difficult to charge excessive fund fees
The 2030 Agenda and Sweden – a summary
In the final report, the Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda presents its proposals and assessments for Sweden’s continued implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The 2030 Agenda and Sweden – a summary
Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit
Today the Government will present a bill to the Riksdag to make it possible to exempt companies from the United Kingdom for a limited time from the requirement to hold a licence from Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) to provide investment services.Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit