Sweden’s population is expected to increase by 800,000 people in the next eight years. Therefore, many municipalities will need to raise taxes.
By – Elodie Lewis
800,000 more people in the next eight years, 100,000 average per year. This is the rate at which Sweden’s population is expected to grow in the future and certainly within 8 years.
Factually immigration accounts for 80 percent of the population increase in recent years, Now Swedish Municipalities need to raise taxes to cover this increase.
Every third municipalities chief financial officer believes taxes will have to be raised by this amount to cover this population growth, this is according to a survey from SKL – Swedens’ Municipalities and County Councils.
This is because the number of young and older increases, while the number of working age people is getting less. Thus, Sweden needs hundreds of more homes, schools and health centers.
But the money is not enough. Truthfully Sweden needs many more – hundreds more – homes – schools – health centres – etc – If we calculate the costs associated with demographic trends at the present time , the current tax revenue will not be enough.
“This places demands on priorities for all Municipal operations in the future, “says Magnus Södergren, Controller at Uddevalla Municipality, to TT. In Uddevalla, politicians need to save 200 million kronor in the next three years, which would require tax increases of 1.6 % , or almost 300 kronor per month for each resident who earns 25,000 kronor a month.
This is a significant rise in the tax burden. According to TT, the demographic change is due, among other things, to “high birth rates and immigration”.
Exactly how many children immigrants and Swedes are born does not appear as this is not allowed to be reported. However, we know as a fact that direct immigration is today accounting for four fifths of the population increase in Sweden in recent years.
Source – TT
Read more: From 2018/07/28