Due to the recent developments in the spread of the coronavirus, we have summarised the sources where you, as a business owner/operator entrepreneur, can find the latest information. However, bear in mind that there is continuing uncertainty, and that the situation can change rapidly. You can keep up to date using the links below.
Crisis packages for Swedish jobs and companies (16 March)
Swedish Enterprise is in continuous dialogue with the Government. We have put forward proposals aimed at avoiding any unnecessary outsourcing of jobs and companies. The crisis package of 16 March, providing rapid and powerful liquidity-enhancing measures, is most welcome. These measures include creating a system for short-term leave, deferred payment of employers’ contributions, preliminary tax on pay and VAT and a temporary suspension of employers' sick pay liability. You can read more in the Government press release.
Expanded loan and guarantee facilities for companies in Sweden (20 March)
The Government is providing SEK 125 billion to Swedish companies in the form of loans and loan guarantees. You can read more in the Government press release.
There is further information from the Swedish Government on - among other topics – the support and crisis packages available for business owners/operators on the Government's website.
Companies that face payment issues as a direct consequence of the coronavirus can seek a deferment from Skatteverket, the Swedish Tax Agency. Further information and the application form can be found on its website.
You can find detailed information from the authorities on the new coronavirus and what is important for you to know as an business owner/operator on the Government Services for Businesses portal, Verksamt.se.
Public Health Agency
Information and recommendations from Folkhälsomyndigheten, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, can be found on its website.
Social Insurance Agency
Information from Försäkringskassan, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, on the rules for infected person’s allowance, travel allowance, sickness allowance and compensation for child care can be found on its website.
Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Information and support from Tillväxtverket, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, to help you manage the changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, can be found on its website.
Work Environment Authority
For questions about the working environment, your responsibilities as an employer and how you should act during the crisis, you can find more information from Arbetsmiljöverket, the Swedish Work Environment Authority, on its website.
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
You will find up-to-date information from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise on our website.
For labour law issues, we recommend you refer to the respective member organisations. You will find contact information for all our member organisations here.
fPlus news service
An excellent way to keep up-to-date with the latest information is via our news service, fPlus.EU