BLOG 20.5.2021

Finland’s fuel tax does not particularly fall upon low-income households

Finland’s fuel tax does not particularly fall upon low-income households

Emissions reduction targets in road transport are unlikely to be achieved without increasing the cost of driving for petrol and diesel-powered passenger cars. Fuel taxes are an effective means to reduce emissions and they do not particularly fall upon low-income households. Recycling tax revenue back to households is one method of balancing the tax burden between households and can also lead to fuel taxes being considered more acceptable.

PRESS RELEASE 17.2.2021

Monitoring study interim report on the student admissions reform published

Monitoring study interim report on the student admissions reform published

The objective of the student admissions reform is to streamline the transition to higher education and to improve the allocation of student places. In the monitoring study commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture, researchers from the Labour Institute for Economic Research (PT) and the VATT Institute for Economic Research examined whether the reform succeeded in its objectives. The study will be completed in spring 2022. This interim report presents provisional data on the study.