READrecent audit results
Report on train punctuality
The report concerns DSB’s (Denmark’s national railway operator) and Banedanmark’s (state-owned railway enterprise responsible for maintaining and developing the Danish national railway network) effort to achieve their common passenger punctuality target set for DSB’s long-distance and regional traffic. The purpose of the study is to assess whether DSB’s and Banedanmark’s effort to achieve the target set for passenger punctuality has been satisfactory.
Report on the basis for decision prepared by the Danish Ministry of Defence concerning procurement of 27 F-35 combat aircraft
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Defence has elaborated an adequate basis for the decision to procure 27 F-35 combat aircraft. Has the ministry carried out an adequate evaluation of whether the procurement of 27 F-35 combat aircraft will meet the level of ambition set out for the Danish combat aircraft?
Report on DSB’s effort to complete the IC4 trains
The report concerns DSB’s (Denmark’s national railway operator) to complete its fleet of IC4 trains over a period of two years from 2014 to 2016. In this period, an expert assessment by the consulting firm PROSE provided the basis for DSB’s activities to complete the trains and have them ready for service in 2019. However, late in 2016, DSB decided to reduce the future deployment of the IC4 trains compared to the original plans.
Report on the tuition and activation services provided to asylum seekers
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Integration and Immigration is providing the tuition and activation services to asylum seekers that it is required to by law. Rigsrevisionen finds it unsatisfactory that the ministry has failed to ensure that adult asylum seekers are offered the tuition and activation that they are entitled to, and that the ministry has very limited insight into the extent as well as the content of these services.
Report on the energy efficiency obligation scheme (EEO)
The report is about the effort made by the Ministry of Energy, Utility and Climate to promote cost-effective energy savings. The EEO defines the requirements and rules that determine how the utility companies should achieve the energy savings. The ministry is responsible for ensuring that the energy savings reported by the utility companies meet the rules of the EEO and have been implemented as cost effectively as possible.
Report on quota concentration in the Danish fishing industry
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Environment and Food has supported the parliament’s intention concerning concentration of quotas. Rigsrevisionen criticizes strongly the Ministry of Environment and Food’s management of quota ownership, which has not supported the Danish parliament’s intentions concerning excessive concentration of quota ownership.
Report on the audit of the Danish government accounts for 2016
The Danish government accounts include the financial statements of the 18 departments authorised to administer funds on behalf of the Danish state in 2016. The purpose of the audit has been to assess whether the government accounts are correct and whether the ministries have administered public funds in accordance with the decisions made by the Danish parliament.
Report on the capital increase in DONG Energy A/S and the initial public offering (IPO)
Rigsrevisionen launched the study in September 2016 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee. The Public Accounts Committee asked for a factual description of the capital increase and IPO, and Rigsrevisionen has therefore generally described, but not assessed, the facts of the case.
Memorandum on the audit and approval of the 2015 EU accounts
In this memorandum, Rigsrevisionen informs the Public Accounts Committee of the main conclusions presented in the European Court of Auditors’ annual report for 2015, the special reports published by the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament’s approval (discharge) of the accounts. The last section of the memorandum sums up Rigsrevisionen’s audit of EU funds in Denmark in 2016.
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 15 November 2017 will be posted here soon.