Municipalities as competitors

Original title: Kommunerna som konkurrent

A recent public enquiry has looked into the question of whether it is lawful and warranted that municipalities offer employment services on the market, which are procured by the Swedish Employment Office.

Although the enquiry concludes that it indeed is lawful, it does a poor job in describing the negative consequences of such a reform. Some of the identified competition problems are not addressed with appropriate measures at all, others are handled with reforms that have previously proven hard to implement in practise.

The main conclusions of our study are that the inquiry:

The study is commissioned by Almega and The Swedish Confederation of Enterprise