Profit regulation of welfare services is not to be introduced

Published: 7 June 2018 at 17.22

The Riksdag has rejected the Government's proposal to introduce a profit regulation on welfare services. The Government's proposal concerned limiting the claiming of profits in order to strengthen confidence in private actors and confidence in the welfare system in general.

The Government wishes to do this by, for example, introducing a requirement for permits for all those who wish to have public funding, for example when a municipality enters into an agreement with a private school.

The Riksdag believes that the problem is of a different nature from the way it is described by the Government. The proposal is, in the opinion of the Riksdag, a departure from the welfare model that includes freedom of choice, which has been built up in Sweden now over a considerable period of time.
The Riksdag also called on the Government by way of an announcement to come back to the Riksdag with a proposal to introduce national quality requirements for activities in the welfare sector.