Tackling unemployment

The centre-right alliance introduced a 50 per cent cut in payroll charges for young people when they were in government and the Centre Party intends to expand this reform in its coming shadow budget, announce Centre leader Annie Lööf and the party’s chief economist Martin Ådahl in Svenska Dagbladet today.

The party proposes to shelve all payroll charges for those aged between 19 and 26 and to introduce a so-called “entry deduction” (ingångsavdrag). This means that payroll charges will be axed for all young people for the first two years of employment, for the first 16,000 kronor of the monthly salary.