Economic policy is about ensuring the efficient functioning of the Swedish economy, moderating the ups and downs in the economy and redistributing economic resources between individuals and over time.
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Welfare needs rise as we live longer
On 21 June, the Ministry of Finance presented its latest forecast for the economy and public finances, along with a new analysis of future demographic needs. “Sweden is undergoing a demographic shift, as we are living longer and having more children. By 2026, we will need to have built more than 2 000 preschools, schools and homes for older people. We need to employ more than 150 000 additional welfare sector workers. This will be the major task of the coming electoral period. So we cannot afford to cut taxes for those who earn the most,” said Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
On 16 April, the Government presents its Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and a proposed spring amending budget to the Riksdag. In the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, the Government presents its economic assessment and the direction of fiscal policy ahead of the budget for 2019. In the amending budget, the Government proposes changes to the budget during the current fiscal year. “We have taken Sweden in a new direction. Investments in jobs, health care, schools and the climate have borne fruit. The Government is now making additional investments for a secure and sustainable Sweden,” says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
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