The number of unpaid invoices that came in Enforcement Authority greatly increased in the first half of 2018.
By the end of June this year, the Kronofogden had received almost 600,000 claims on unpaid debts, an increase of almost 13 percent compared to the first half of 2017.
Almost 273,000 people did not pay their bills on time, which is also an increase of more than ten percent.
The number of cases simultaneously increases in all age groups – among women and men.
According to Kronofogden says province for most of the increase, with just over a third of all requirements. Together they have submitted nearly 35,000 this year, which is more than twice as much as last year.
Many of the people who have not paid their health care costs to the provincial councils already have financial problems. A random sample of 8,000 people shows that more than half were in the Kronofogdens register before 1 January 2018.
"The best thing for all parties is whether the payment can be settled on time without our involvement." We would like to share a dialogue with the provincial council and our experiences. "It is a pity if the debt burden entails unnecessary extra costs," he says. Andrea Gleerup, Unit Manager at Kronofogden.
Have the last few years The Kronofogden also saw an increase in the number of requirements related to online trade, especially among young people.
A modified consumption pattern in which more online shopping, combined with the simplicity to pay on invoice, stimulates development.
– Clean scratch is an invoice purchase that is considered a credit, which can invite you to buy that you can not really pay. Often different types of payment plans are offered, which can be considered beneficial by the buyer, but which ultimately make the purchase considerably more expensive than originally thought, "concludes Andrea Gleerup.