Deficit of CHF 1.4 billion

Deficit of CHF 1.4 billion

The Confederation's expenditure in 2023 was lower than budgeted. However, as receipts were also lower than planned, this resulted in net new debt of CHF 1.4 billion. At the same time, it set out the adjustment measures for the 2025 budget.

Adjustment of the 2025 budget

Adjustment of the 2025 budget

Over the next few years, the federal government will be several billion francs short of achieving a balanced budget. The shortfall is likely to be CHF 2.5 billion or more as early as 2025. During its meeting on 24 January 2024, the Federal Council decided on initial measures to partially close the funding gap.

Financial planning parameters for the forthcoming legislative period

Financial planning parameters for the forthcoming legislative period

During its meeting on 22 November 2023, the Federal Council approved the financial plan for the 2025-2027 legislative period. Under the current plan, annual structural deficits of CHF 2 billion to CHF 3 billion are expected.

Fiscal equalization: definitive payments for 2024

Fiscal equalization: definitive payments for 2024

In 2024, the fiscal equalization payments will rise by CHF 305 million year on year to reach CHF 5.9 billion.

Key topics

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

Debt brake

Publications

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

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New data portal

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Datas


Term
2045
Amount
290.050 mn
Return
0.847%

12.10.2023 / 2022 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
1.2%
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
27.0%
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
31.7%
Debt ratio (% GDP)
26.2%

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