Government to unveil 2021 budget proposal

Proposal includes billions of kroner being set aside to help alleviate difficulties pertaining to the Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus Crisis plays a significant role in the new budget proposal (photo: Pixabay)
August 31st, 2020 11:44 am| by Christian W
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Proposal to include billions of kroner being set aside to help alleviate difficulties pertaining to the Coronavirus Crisis

At noon today, the government will reveal its budget proposal for 2021.

The proposal is set to include 9.2 billion kroner being set aside to tackle challenges relating to the ongoing Coronavirus Crisis as well as hefty sums that will help the eldery, environment and vulnerable children.

Read more about the key elements of the proposal in the fact box below.

You can also watch the Finance Ministry present the proposal live in the video below.

The proposal includes:


– 9.2 billion kroner being set aside to tackle challenges pertaining to the ongoing Coronavirus Crisis

– 70 million kroner annually is being earmarked for the newly-established supply security authority, Styrelsen for forsyningssikkerhed, which aims to ensure that protective gear and other equipment is available during crises

– Planned 20 percent cuts to the national broadcaster DR from 2022 are to be shelved

– 200 million kroner annually in 2021 and 2022 will go to increasing quality and competency in the elderly sector

– 150 million kroner, 250 million kroner and 500 million kroner will be set aside from 2021-2024 to improve efforts relating to vulnerable children and young people

– 2.1 billion kroner to be earmarked for initiatives relating to the police and prosecution authority. That figure will go up to 2.6 billion in 2024

– Increasing taxes on commodities such as coffee and chocolate will be axed in order to help companies struggling due to the Coronavirus Crisis

– 50 million kroner will be set aside in 2021 and 2022 to benefit culture initiatives

– 50 million kroner annually will be set aside from 2021-2024 to boost biodiversity and the environment through new national parks and untouched forests