Support to animal owners in the agricultural sector that were affected by this summer's drought

Published: 7 November 2018 at 16.30

Updated: 7 November 2018 at 16.57

Animal owners within the agricultural sector who have cattle or sheep and were affected by the drought in the summer of 2018 will receive special compensation. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Furthermore, extra money will be invested to temporarily reduce the charges for official controls of slaughterhouses in Sweden. The measures are intended to reduce the economic consequences on agriculture of the severe drought in the spring and summer of 2018.

The proposals mean an extra revision of the central government budget for 2018. The funds in the central government budget for 2018 will therefore increase by SEK 460 million. The budget balance and public sector financial savings will be weakened with a corresponding amount.