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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Åsa Lindhagen – new minister at the Ministry of Finance
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today presented a government reshuffle. Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Financial Markets and Deputy Minister for Finance.
Sweden’s carbon tax
Over time, the Swedish carbon tax has increased in importance, contributing to a broad range of environmental and climate objectives. For example, the carbon tax provides incentives to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy alternatives.
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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.
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.
Climate declaration when constructing buildings
The Government intends to introduce a climate declaration requirement when buildings are constructed, which will enter into force on 1 January 2022. To implement the measures needed to accomplish this in an efficient and effective manner, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning will receive SEK 10 million per year up to 2022.