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The government: the Budget contributes to the income gap

On Wednesday morning unveiled the government its first budget for this term of office. Vårbudgeten includes new reforms of approximately sek 4.5 billion, and the savings and tax increases just as much.

It is, therefore, quite small changes that the government are carrying out in relation to the M+KD, the budget, which the parliament voted through in december.

indicates that the proposals in the budget for 2019 will lead to increased economic standard of all income levels, but that those who benefit most are those with the highest incomes. ”The reforms will therefore contribute to an increase of inkomstspridningen and to reduce the economic inequalities between women and men”, writes the government.

It is not a development that a social democratic minister of finance normally tend to stand for.

"this had not been the Socialists' priority if we got the majority. But in a collaboration, one must give and take. There are also very good social democratic politics, in Januariavtalet, " says Magdalena Andersson.

there are seven points that explains why the 2019 budget will benefit those in the higher income shares:

Expanded the earned income tax credit.

the Lowered income tax for pensioners.

the Height of the inflection point for the state income tax.

the Elimination of the tax credit for fackföreningsavgift.

the Tax credit for gift to non-profit activities.

the Introduction of fritidspeng.

Both the increased speed and lowered taxes for pensioners, is expected to benefit men more than women. ”All in all, the reforms in the budget agreed for 2019 give a weaker increase of individual disposable income for women than for men,” says the government.

points out that it is not possible to change in the income taxes in the vårbudgeten. However, there will be an opportunity to the new tax proposals in the state budget presented in the autumn. But Magdalena Andersson didn't expect to either, then the redistributive effect to benefit those with lower incomes.

"the Plan is to abolish the värnskatten in the autumn budget and it has no good fördelningspolitisk profile," says Magdalena Andersson.

the left party economic policy spokesperson Ulla Andersson is critical to the social democrats not do more to reduce the economic gaps.

– That the Socialists have gone to the right is very clear. And this budget is a clear sign of it, except Januariöverenskommelsen. It is not what Sweden needs, what we would need is an increase in economic security. We need policies that benefit the ceo who live in Danderyd, but we would have to put the money on the care of the elderly or the single mother or fattigpensionären, but that is not, " says the left party economic policy spokesperson Ulla Andersson.

in the government's vårbudget was known before avtäckningsdagen. But some news could finance minister Andersson put forward in connection with the pale pink of the budget was presented on Wednesday morning. Including a bet on the school of the arts about 50 million. In addition, as promised, kept the free entrance to museums around the country. Furthermore, the government wants to invest sek 200 million in the expansion of broadband. The target is that 95 per cent of all households and businesses to broadband with at least 100 megabits by 2020.

Elisabeth Svantesson (M) is very critical to the government's priorities, and notes by januariöverenskommelsen have locked most of the space in order to carry out unplanned reforms in the next few years.

– Everything that is done outside the Januariöverenskommelsen must be financed dollar for dollar, " she says.

Please Emil Källström are very pleased at the reforms that his party managed to get in vårändringsbudgeten.

– There will be no budget if we do not vote for it. It provides the extra punch in the negotiations, " he says.

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