Salary threshold for labour migration will hurt Swedish economy, report says

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  • The Government and Sweden Democrats' plan to introduce a higher salary threshold for work permits will lead to a 5 billion kronor drop in tax income.

  • That's according to a report by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise who looked at what would happen if the level was set at the median pay level, as stated in the Tidö agreement. As a first step it will be raised to 80% of the median level this autumn.

  • Jonas Öhlin of Strategirådet, a private economic strategy consultancy, and one of the report's authors says: "There are such synergies within the labour market ... you can't just cut out some of the people."