Leif Östling will find out “what the hell are we getting for the money”

Published 21 November 2021 at 16.00

– Here you pay in 20-30 million a year, what the hell do I get for the money? said Leif Östling in a high-profile interview with SVT’s “Assignment review” in 2017.

The phrase “What the hell am I getting for my money?” has since become a bit of a slogan among dissatisfied taxpayers.

Östling is now moving forward with trying to answer the question – by starting an independent commission that will review the efficiency of the management of Swedish tax resources.

“The purpose is concrete: I want to know what we get for our tax money,” he writes on DN Debatt.

The commission will be headed by Bettina Kashefi, former chief economist at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. A reference group to the Commission consists of people with experience in the public sector, political decision-making and entrepreneurship.

“For me, it is important that this becomes a project without a party-political bias. The Commission must look at key issues regarding efficiency and quality in the country’s publicly funded activities without blinders,” writes Leif Östling.

Source: Fria Tider by www.friatider.se.

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