At a joint meeting of all four parties in Huskvarna in southern Sweden, they now say that when the Spring Budget is presented soon, it will include a tax cut for pensioners starting January 1.
The National Pensioners’ Organisation welcomes the move, but is critical as well. “It’s very nice they are directing some attention to pensioners,” says the organization’s head Anders Teljebäck. But he points out that wage-earners have still received much larger tax cuts than pensioners.
The economic spokesman for the opposition Social Democrats, Thomas Östros, repeats their call for pensions to be taxed under the same scale as salaries, and points to a poll commissioned by the party where 90 percent of those surveyed agreed with that position.