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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.
Report on the Ministry of Taxation’s financial management of the project concerning development of a new public property assessment system
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Taxation’s financial management of the project has been satisfactory. The study is based on the principle that the ministry must adhere to generally accepted principles concerning financial management in the development of the property assessment system.
Report on the use and calculation of Denmark’s development assistance
The report concerns calculation and inclusion of in-donor refugee costs in Denmark’s development assistance and the effect of the calculation methodology used on the implementation of development assistance. The purpose of the study is to assess whether the authorities administer Denmark’s development assistance in relation to in-donor refugee costs in a satisfactory manner.
Report on the regions’ use of consultants
The regions spent approximately DKK 1 billion on consultancy services in 2015. The regions mainly use consultants for assignments within IT, management, accounting and auditing. The purpose of the study is to assess whether the regions ensure value for money from the use of consultants.
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 11 October 2017 will be posted here soon.