READrecent audit results
Report on the Danish Customs and Tax Adminitration’s (SKAT) customs controls and guidance on customs clearance
The report concerns SKAT’s customs controls and guidance to citizens and businesses on customers clearance of goods imported from countries outside the EU. The purpose of the study is to assess whether SKAT’s controls and guidance contribute to ensuring that citizens and businesses pay the required customs duties.
Report on knowledge of effectiveness created in connection with social-sector funding schemes
The purpose of the study is to determine whether the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs is building knowledge, including knowledge of effectiveness, that shows whether the programmes administered by the ministry meet their purpose of supporting disadvantaged citizens.
Report on prevention of hospital-acquired infections
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Health, the regions and the hospitals have done enough to prevent hospital-acquired infections. It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that the Ministry of Health, the regions and the hospitals have not done enough to prevent hospital-acquired infections.
Report on the protection of IT systems and health data in three Danish regions
This report concerns the measures taken by three of the five Danish regions – Region of Southern Denmark, the Central Denmark Region and the Capital Region of Denmark – to protect access to the citizens’ personal health data. The regions are required to secure not only the confidentiality of health data, but also their availability and reliability so that the patients can receive timely and appropriate treatment.
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.
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.
Due to the Christmas holidays, summaries of the next reports will follow late in January 2018.