Central government budget

An important part of the Government’s work to realise its policies is to draw up proposals on the central government budget. The proposals are submitted in government bills to the Riksdag.

  • The 2021 Spring Budget

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    Today the Government presents the guidelines for economic policy and the Spring Amending Budget with further measures to limit the spread of the virus and alleviate the consequences of the pandemic for the economy and also to work Sweden out of the crisis. The proposals presented in connection with the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill total almost SEK 45 billion. The proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

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  • Gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021

    The Government has proposed gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Increased media support in the Government’s budget

    To enable continued distribution of printed newspapers in areas where newspaper distribution is affected by mail being delivered every other day and to promote journalism throughout country, the media support appropriation is being increased by SEK 100 million. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • About the Swedish fiscal policy framework

    The fiscal policy framework is an instrument to ensure that fiscal policy is sustainable and transparent in the long term. It consists of a number of targets and principles for fiscal policy, and methods to monitor and evaluate these and ensure transparency. Certain principles are regulated by law, while others are based on practice developed since the 1990s. The framework concerns the entire public sector – that is, central government, the municipalities and regions and the old-age pension system.

  • The Government presents the 2021 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill

    Today the Government presents the guidelines for economic policy and the Spring Amending Budget with further measures to limit the spread of the virus and alleviate the consequences of the pandemic for the economy and also to work Sweden out of the crisis. The proposals presented in connection with the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill total almost SEK 45 billion. The proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Support to event organisers

    The Government intends to introduce new financial support to organisers of events planned for period July–December 2021 that cannot be held or must be greatly limited due to the restrictions resulting from the spread of COVID-19. The proposal means that the State will cover part of the financial risk. The design of the support is currently being prepared at the Government Offices, and the Government intends to present the details at a later date. This is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Emergency support and incentives to sport

    The Government proposes allocating an additional SEK 1.02 billion to mitigate the economic impact of the spread of COVID-19, to facilitate a restart of activities once the situation allows and to contribute to gender-equal and equitable sports activities. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Emergency support and incentives to culture

    The Government proposes that the area of culture be allocated an additional SEK 1.28 billion for emergency support and incentives in 2021 to mitigate the economic impact of the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate a restart of activities once the situation allows. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labour market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labour market is weak. This is clear from the Ministry of Finance’s most recent forecast, presented today by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.

  • Extension of reintroduced rent rebate

    In January this year, the Government announced that the State aid to businesses that rent properties would be reintroduced for the first quarter of 2021. As a result of the increased community transmission and the negative economic impact on many businesses, the Government now also proposes that this rent rebate be extended for the period 1 April–30 June 2021. The Government’s proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.