Long-term sustainability of public finances

Long-term sustainability of public finances

The report on the long-term sustainability of public finances in Switzerland sets out how the progressive ageing of the population will affect Switzerland's public finances up to 2050. The report also presents, for the first time, a qualitative analysis of the potential impact of climate change on public finances.

Green Bonds

Green Bonds

The Federal Council has decided to lay the foundations for the future issuance of green government bonds. What exactly are green bonds and how has the market for them developed?

Fiscal equalization: definitive equalization payments for 2022

Fiscal equalization: definitive equalization payments for 2022

The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) has determined the equalization payments of the individual cantons for 2022. Overall, the payments are up by CHF 91 million year on year to CHF 5.3 billion.

Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

The pandemic has had a profound impact on federal finances. However, Switzerland's low government debt means that it is well positioned.

Key topics

The rule not to spend more than you earn ensures a sustainable fiscal policy.

Debt brake

Publications

On this picture you can see some covers of a few publications of the Federal Finance Administration.

Various equalization mechanisms (e.g. resource equalization and cost compensation) reduce the cantonal differences and increase efficiency.

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FFA vacancies

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Data centre

Are you looking for figures on the federal budget? You can view graphical data series in our data centre.

Datas


Term
2035
Amount
259.730 mn
Return
-0.094%

31.08.2021 / 2020 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
-2.8%
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
27.7%
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
36.5%
Debt ratio (% GDP)
27.8%

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