READrecent audit results
Report on the audit of the Danish government's administration in 2018
Rigsrevisionen's audit disclosed a number of regulatory breaches and weaknesses in the administration. These findings led to three critical remarks about the Ministry of Taxation's administration. We have not made any critical remarks about any of the other ministerial remits, but the audit has disclosed a number of issues that deserve the attention of the Danish Public Account Committee.
Report on the audit of the Danish government accounts for 2018
The government accounts for 2018 are correct, but Rigsrevisionen's opinion on section 38. Taxes and fees is qualified. The Ministry of Taxation is still struggling to ensure and provide documentation for the correctness of the information on taxes and fees included the government accounts. We have detected several significant errors, uncertainty and unexplained differences in the area.
Report on the effort to collect and enforce financial penalties imposed by the Danish police
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the effort made by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Taxation to collect and enforce financial penalties imposed by the police is satisfactory. Rigsrevisionen examines whether the Ministry of Justice has ensured adequate collection of penalties imposed by the police and whether collection takes place in compliance with current legislation.
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 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 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 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.
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 following reports will be posted here soon:
- Report to the Public Accounts Committee on the Arts Foundation's grant administration
- Report to the Public Accounts Committee on the development of a new system for the collection of arrears.