The Economy Report, October 2009
The Economy Report. On Swedish Municipal and County Council Finances is a series published twice yearly by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). In it we deal with the present economic situation and developments in municipalities and county councils. The calculations in this issue extend to 2013.
The financial situation of municipalities and county councils remains troubling, despite vigorous cyclical support from central government in 2010. The exceptionally weak economic situation and lower employment will severely curtail income growth in the local government sector this year and next year. Many municipalities and county councils face a tough time when working on their budget for 2011.