READrecent audit results
Report on processing times and efficiency at the Danish National Social Appeals Board
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Interior ensures that processing times and efficiency at the Social Appeals Board regarding social, employment and industrial injury appeal cases are at a satisfactory level.
Report on the costs of tendering in the public sector
The purpose of the study is to assess whether selected ministries can improve their efforts to minimise transaction costs. What are the transaction costs incurred by the ministries (contracting authorities) and the bidders in connection with different types of tenders? Do the ministries work on minimising transaction costs, and is it possible to identify best practice and potentials for improvement?
Report on relief of the statutory audit obligation
This report concerns a law amendment passed in 2012, which gave small holding companies the option not to have their financial statements audited by an independent auditor. At the same time, a cheaper alternative to an audit of financial statements was introduced: extended review. Combined, these changes represented the relief of the statutory audit obligation that was introduced in 2012.
Report on the provision of information and compensation to passengers when their train journey has been delayed or cancelled
The report answers the following questions: Are the DSB and Banedanmark providing adequate travel information on delays and cancellations? Is the DSB supporting the passengers' claims for compensation in connection with delays and cancellations?
Report on the Danish government's payroll administration
This report concerns the Danish Ministry of Finance's effort to support the government's payroll administration, i.e. the task of managing and ultimately paying salaries to government employees. The purpose of this study is to provide an assessment of whether the Ministry of Finance has supported the government's payroll administration in a satisfactory manner.
Report on open data
Data is the new oil. When government authorities open their data, they contribute to economic growth and increased transparency in government administration. Rigsrevisionen's study shows that a complete overview of open government data is not available in Denmark. Rigsrevisionen has therefore mapped all open government data sets that are displayed in 88 different locations on the internet.
Report on the compulsory form level 9 school-leaving examinations
The purpose of this study is to assess whether the Ministry of Education is monitoring and supporting the municipal schools adequately in their efforts to ensure that all students take the compulsory form level 9 examinations, as prescribed by the Folkeskole Act.
Report on the services provided by the Danish Prison and Probation Service to convicted offenders inside and outside prison
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Justice has ensured that the Prison Service performs its supervision of offenders with a suspended sentence, those under electronic monitoring and those on parole in a satisfactory manner, and provides inmates with work and support to prevent them from reoffending.
Report on the transfer of research-based veterinary services provided to the public sector
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the Ministry of Environment and Food have provided a clear framework for research-based public-sector services in the veterinary field, and whether the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has ensured clear agreements on the financial terms for the provision of such services.
Rigsrevisionen audits public spending on behalf of the Danish parliament and seeks to strengthen the accountability of public administration to the benefit of the citizens. We audit the government accounts and financial statements of publicly funded enterprises, and verify the legality and effective use of public funds. We conduct our audits in compliance with the Danish standards for public-sector auditing.
Summaries of the reports that will be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee meeting on 16 August 2019 will be posted here.