No increase in child allowance for next year

Despite campaign promises from the Social Democrats, there will be no increase in the child allowance in the government's budget proposal, which will be presented on Monday.

Swedish Radio's news program Ekot reports that the allowance has not changed since 2006. The Social Democrats promised in their 2014 election campaign that they would increase the allowance by SEK 100 to SEK 1,150 per child per month.

"A step we want to take towards improving the quality of life for family with children is increasing the child allowance by 100 crowns per month beginning January 1 next year," said party secretary Carin Jämtin during the election season in 2014.

But Ekot's sources say that there will be no increase during 2016. The reform would have cost SEK 2 billion.