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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New state secretaries at the Government Offices
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Ardalan Shekarabi, Åsa Lindhagen, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Margot Wallström, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Ylva Johansson, Government, Government Offices, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
Implementation of Riksdag decision on central government budget for 2019
Following the Riksdag’s adoption of the joint reservation from the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats, the Riksdag has decided on appropriations in the 27 expenditure areas. This means that the Riksdag has concluded its processing of the central government budget for 2019. The caretaker government will now implement the decisions taken by the Riksdag.
The budget process and the fiscal policy framework
Below you can read about the central government budget process, the fiscal policy framework and how policy objectives and ideas are put into action through the Government’s various budget proposals.
Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit
Under a proposal referred by the Ministry of Finance today, the Swedish Government should be able to issue regulations prescribing that companies domiciled outside the EEA can be exempted – for a certain period of time – from the requirement to hold a licence from Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) to provide investment services.
Guidelines for central government debt management 2019
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity steering of the nominal and inflation-linked krona debt are merged. As a result, the maturity interval of the krona debt is changed to between 4 and 6.5 years. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.
The Budget for 2019 in five minutes
As no new government has taken office, the caretaker government presented the Budget Bill for 2019 to the Riksdag on 15 November. Because of the limited powers of a caretaker government, the budget submitted is based on previous Riksdag decisions and can be adjusted when a new government is formed.
Caretaker government presents Budget Bill for 2019
Because no new government has taken office, the caretaker government is presenting the Budget Bill for 2019 to the Riksdag today. A caretaker government has limited powers. The budget being presented is based on previous decisions by the Riksdag and leaves scope for adjustments when a new government is formed. The budget also contains a proposal, supported by broad consensus in the Riksdag, that cannot be implemented in the ongoing fiscal year. This is a proposal to reduce the difference in taxation between pensioners and wage earners that was previously circulated for comment.