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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Sweden well equipped for economic slowdown
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund.
“For some time now, we have been saying that we see an economic slowdown ahead. It’s clearer now that we are entering this phase. The risks have increased. At the same time, resource utilisation remains higher than normal and the responsible fiscal policy we have pursued over the past few years has created scope to handle this slowdown. Sweden is well equipped,” say Ms Andersson.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2030 Agenda and Sweden – a summary, SOU 2019:13
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.
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.
Doorstep with finance ministers Andersson and Le Maire
Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson will meet the French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, who is visiting Sweden. During the meeting, issues related to the spring meeting with the European finance ministers at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be discussed.
Statement regarding Nordic-Baltic financial crisis simulation, January 2019
The Nordic and Baltic financial stability authorities have conducted a joint financial crisis management exercise. The exercise was held from 22 to 23 January 2019 and involved 31 authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as well as relevant European Union authorities. A staff member of the International Monetary Fund observed the simulation.