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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Economic measures in response to COVID-19
More about the measures taken so far in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Further additional funding to municipalities and regions
Many municipalities and regions have been hit hard financially by the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party therefore intend to propose additional funding totalling SEK 22 billion in the spring amending budget for 2020, which will be presented on 15 April. This additional funding will be provided both as increased general government grants and an increased amount to cover additional health care and social services costs.
Very serious situation for the global economy and the Swedish economy
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents the new forecast from the Ministry of Finance today.
The virus outbreak has had a serious impact on economic growth, both in Sweden and around the world. This is a combined shock to supply and demand, with knock-on effects between countries. The level of uncertainty in the forecast is very high. This assessment is based on analyses of how different sectors are affected by the measures taken to limit the spread of the virus and how the economy has reacted in previous crises. The global economy, like the Swedish economy, is expected to enter a recession with strongly negative GDP growth in 2020.
Crisis package for jobs and transition
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the virus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the impact on the labour market, a crisis package for jobs and transition is now being presented.
Crisis package for small enterprises in Sweden
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. To mitigate the impact on the Swedish economy, a crisis package for businesses and jobs, and several other measures, was presented earlier. To particularly alleviate the impact for small and medium-sized enterprises, a crisis package is now being presented for Swedish entrepreneurs.
State credit guarantees to airlines to mitigate the effects of SARS-CoV-2
The Government proposes that airlines be able to receive credit guarantees in 2020 amounting to a maximum of SEK 5 billion, of which SEK 1.5 billion is intended for SAS. It will also be proposed that the Swedish Export Credit Agency’s credit guarantee framework be expanded to support Swedish export companies and, by extension, the shipping industry.
Crisis package for Swedish businesses and jobs
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Additional amending budget due to the coronavirus
Due to the coronavirus, a proposal for an additional amending budget is being presented today. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Content from the Ministry of Finance
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Guidelines for central government debt management in 2020
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the Debt Office’s management of the central government debt. The foreign currency exposure of the central government debt is to be unchanged pending the Debt Office’s analysis of the strategic foreign currency exposure of the central government debt.
Combatting money laundering and terrorist financing
Combatting money laundering and terrorist financing is a priority for the Swedish government. This work takes place globally, on the EU level and nationally. In Sweden, several law enforcement and administrative agencies, together with large parts of the private sector, have obligations in this area.
The Government’s work on gender-responsive budgeting
Sweden’s Government is a feminist government, and work for equality between women and men is important to the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party. The Government’s budget must be designed so that it contributes to gender equality. The Government Offices therefore continuously works with gender-responsive budgeting, which also affects efforts to implement the January Agreement.
Climate on the agenda as Minister for Finance hosts international conference in Stockholm
Representatives of a large number of finance ministries, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will gather in Stockholm on Thursday and Friday. They will attend a conference held within the framework of the new Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action – a group of ministers who want to step up their engagement on climate change. Specific taxes on carbon dioxide will be discussed at the conference.
Budget Bill for 2020: Reforms for a stronger society
Today the Government presents the Budget Bill for 2020 to the Riksdag. The Government is proposing measures to increase the number of jobs, tackle the challenge of climate change, safeguard welfare throughout the country and address crime and its causes. The proposals in the Bill are based on the January Agreement, the policy agreement between the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.