Free admission to state museums has been efficiently and successfully implemented — despite unclear governance and objectives. However, the compensation for loss of admission fees does not always cover increased costs. The Swedish National Audit Office is now calling for measures to ensure that museums are able to perform their tasks even in the future.
The fiscal policy framework is to ensure long-term sustainable and transparent fiscal policy. The Swedish National Audit Office’s audit of this year’s fiscal policy bills shows that the Government adheres to the framework rules, but that follow-up and reporting to Parliament can be further improved.
Unclear rules and insufficient supervision currently allow for great variation between and within municipalities when granting exemption from compulsory school attendance. The Swedish National Audit Office now proposes that the law be clarified.
The Swedish State formed Svenska Skeppshypotekskassan to provide loans to Swedish shipping companies. Today, Svenska Skeppshypotekskassan conducts extensive credit operations with no yield requirement or satisfactory means of central government governance. The Swedish National Audit Office (Swedish NAO) recommends that the corporate form be reviewed and that the question of state aid be investigated.