Report on the ministries’ administration of credit cards


Report no. 16/2022

The purpose of the study is to assess whether government ministers and staff who have had access to a credit card in the years 2015-2022 have used the card in compliance with the guidelines. 

Rigsrevisionen assesses that the ministries have generally managed credit cards issued to ministers and staff in compliance with the guidelines in the years 2015-2022. However, Rigsrevisionen does not consider it entirely satisfactory that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Transport have failed to request documentation for minor personal expenses incurred in connection with official journeys. The ministries are, therefore, unable to check whether these expenses fall within the scope of application for credit cards outlined in the credit card policy. 

The study was launched in September 2022 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)