The new year usually means new authorities and public agencies in Sweden. This is also the case in 2024.
On 1st January 2024, the following authorities will commence:
The Payment Authority
The purpose of the new authority is to prevent, hinder, and detect incorrect payments from the welfare systems.
The Payment Authority will administer a system where payments from the Employment Service, the Swedish Board for Student Finance (CSN), the Social Insurance Agency, the Swedish Pensions Agency, and the Tax Agency are made to the authority, which, in turn, disburses payments to the recipient.
The authority will conduct inspections based on data analyses and selections to identify incorrect payments.
This is what we know about how the Payment Authority will handle the disclosure of information:
The Payment Authority will process a large amount of information concerning individuals’ personal and financial circumstances, which may be of a sensitive nature. Therefore, confidentiality shall apply to information about an individual’s personal or financial circumstances at the authority. The confidentiality shall be absolute, regardless of whether someone suffers harm or detriment from the disclosure of information.
Government information about the authority can be found here.
Request information from the authority here: Handlingar.se
Two authorities merge into one
The Swedish Media Council ceases to exist and merges with the Authority for Press, Radio, and Television; the Media Authority on 1st January 2024. The tasks of both authorities will be incorporated into the new Media Authority.
Read more on the Swedish Media Council’s website: here.
Request information from the authority here.
Organizational changes in the City of Stockholm
On 1st July 2023, a new public administration, the Preschool Administration, was formed, along with two new district organizations, Järva and Northern Inner City, in the City of Stockholm.
This is what we know about the new organizations:
The Preschool Administration is a new public administration that takes over the preschool issues that the Education Administration has been responsible for. The Preschool Board was established on 1st March 2023.
Järva district board and administration are formed by the merging of Spånga-Tensta and Rinkeby-Kista. Northern Inner City’s district board and administration are formed by the merging of Norrmalm and Östermalm.
Request information from the administration here
And the district organizations here
Do you know of more authorities, companies, and operations starting in 2024? Contact us!
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