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Government: Tough times ahead on the job front

With the growth prognosis for Sweden's economy dented, the government's autumn budget will focus on job creation, the centre-right coalition announced today. The Alliance parties also suggested that Sweden's corporate tax may be lowered further in 2012.

Since the European debt crisis will continue to affect Sweden's export-oriented economy and labour market, the government's autumn budget will focus on job creation, writes the centre-right coalition in the debate pages of daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Friday.

The Alliance parties also suggested that Sweden's corporate tax may be lowered further in 2012.

The news came only one day after the spring budget was announced.

Among the measures suggested were decreases in taxes on employers and subsidised employment to allow people outside of the labour market to find jobs. The coalition also suggested that the proposed stricter rules on companies' tax planning and interest-deduction practices can open up for a decrease in corporate taxes.

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