Monetary policy

Monetary policy

The Federal Council approved a report on monetary policy. The report concluded that the Swiss National Bank has appropriate governance and can perform its mandate effectively with the existing legal framework.

Low interest rates

Low interest rates

The Federal Council adopted a report that explores Switzerland's courses of action against the backdrop of low interest rates and the strong franc.

Tax burden

Tax burden 

In two thirds of the cantons, the tax burden has remained stable or has dropped relative to the last reference year. On average in Switzerland, the cantons and municipalities utilize 25.4% of their resource potential by means of taxes.

New profit distribution agreement

New profit distribution agreement

Subject to a positive distribution reserve, the Swiss National Bank will in future pay CHF 1 billion p.a. to the Confederation and cantons, as was previously the case.

Key topics

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Debt brake

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

Debt brake

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Federal budget

Public finances at federal level – a transparent financial report provides detailed information on the Federal Treasury's receipts and expenditure

Federal finances at a glanceState financial statements


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Financial statistics

Public finances at general government level (Confederation, cantons, communes and social security funds) allow for national and international comparisons.

Reporting / Key figures

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National fiscal equalization

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

FFA vacancies

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