The final cost of operation and basic maintenance of the national road network is on average more than 40 per cent higher than initially procured. The Swedish NAO’s audit also shows that speculative pricing may be one of the causes.
Municipalities that do not enforce decisions on assistance must report to central government and risk paying a penalty charge. The Swedish National Audit Office’s audit of the sanctions shows that they have contributed to improved legal security. However, the system has weaknesses and can be further developed.
The Swedish Public Employment Service (PES) is to bring together jobseekers and employers. The Swedish NAO’s audit shows that the matching activities carried out by PES have never been systematically evaluated and rests on a weak knowledge base. This increases the risk of jobseekers not receiving equivalent support.
Since 2016, the State has invested more than five billion kronor in grants to municipalities to increase housing construction. The Swedish National Audit Office’s audit shows that the support has been ineffective and should have been designed differently.