Migration Board needs 18 billion SEK more

Because of the higher than expected number of people applying for asylum in Sweden, the Migration Board is requesting a 18 billion SEK increase in their budget for the next five years.

Approximately 10,000 more people per year are expected to apply for asylum in Sweden than earlier predicted in July 2014. The total now expected to apply for asylum in the next five years is 350,000.

The Migration Board now says their costs will amount to around 157 billion SEK, an 18 billion SEK increase from the previous prognosis.

The majority of the extra money will go to help municipalities with costs for housing and health services.