Region Skåne is the directly elected self-governing authority of Skåne. The highest decision making body is the Regional Council and the region is governed by the Regional Executive Committee. The competences of Region Skåne includes:
The competences are financed mainly by income tax, and it is the Regional Assembly that decides the level of the tax. The income tax rate for Region Skåne is currently 10.39% (December 2010).
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