The Government’s budget proposal increases social fairness, combats skills shortages, reduces time gaining employment, improves security and supports Finnish food production. Personal taxation will remain almost unchanged. In the final budget session of its term, the Government agreed its budget proposal for 2019; the proposal totals EUR 55.3 billion. The government budget session also included the incorporation of numerous policies made at the government session on spending limits. The budget proposal will go the government plenary session for approval on Monday 17 September.