Last budget move: The government wants to reduce the number of authorities

In the last budget move before the autumn budget is presented on Wednesday morning, the government and the Sweden Democrats announce, among other things, that ten authorities will be tasked with preparing mergers.

In the debate article, the Tidöpartierna write that the mergers are being done so that they can implement general savings in the state administration. According to the article, the savings should contribute to the financing of reforms and stimulate efficiency.

The government and SD give two examples of authorities that are given the task of preparing for a merger. Tests on whether the Artists’ Board should be covered by the State Cultural Council, and that the Authority for work environment knowledge should be included in the Work Environment Agency will be carried out.

The government and SD write in the article that the budget they will present is restrained, to fight inflation.