The Swedish government will present a proposal to cap profits in the education sector in March. Public Administration Minister Ardalan Shekarabi promises fair conditions for companies that are prepared to put social responsibility before profit.
On Monday, however, employer organisation Almega and consulting firms PwC and Grant Thornton said that eight of ten welfare companies would disappear if the government realises its plans to cap profits.
Shekarabi is prepared to find “pragmatic solutions” but points out that a 2013 SOM institute survey has shown that public opinion is in favour of a cap, particularly in education.
“Sweden is unique in terms of education. Right-wing parties in the UK and Denmark have considered following Sweden's example but have decided not to, seeing us as a horrific example. In Denmark, education group companies are banned” he says. here to edit.
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