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million NOK in donations

Funding of political parties, total all political parties by source of income. NOK and per cent
2016
TotalPer cent
Income, total645 222 163100.0
 
Government subsidy, total479 961 18374.4
Central government subsidy400 464 32962.1
Municipal/county subsidy65 480 12610.1
Other government subsidy14 016 7282.2
Total
Own business, total114 156 11017.7
Membership fee54 025 1758.4
Income from lotteries and similar15 010 4102.3
Capital income12 515 1531.9
Business activity5 716 3280.9
Other income from own business26 889 0444.2
 
Contributions, total51 104 8707.9
Private contributions19 742 8003.1
Contributions from commercial enterprises16 555 4062.6
Contributions from employers' and labour organizations11 246 2851.7
Contributions from other3 560 3790.6

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Table 1 
Funding of political parties by source and political party. NOK

Funding of political parties by source and political party. NOK1
TotalChristian Democratic PartyLiberal PartySocialist Left PartyLabour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyCentre PartyThe Red party of NorwayThe Pensioners' PartyDemocratic Party of NorwayNorwegian green PartyCommunist Party of NorwayThe Christians
1The parties The Liberal People's Party, Coastal Party, Capitalist Party of Norway, Pirate Party, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
2016
Income, total645 222 16344 249 18233 670 41432 803 813209 439 74272 678 979167 353 77045 848 43010 660 7451 779 602384 82222 701 692575 4183 075 554
 
Government subsidy, total479 961 18332 437 12825 524 98424 623 982154 281 28561 396 521119 948 58833 220 1446 585 8071 488 527196 71718 356 639123 4891 777 372
Central government subsidy400 464 32925 131 00622 580 88818 906 836124 623 09057 669 387103 352 24425 344 6804 255 9961 160 620172 60715 385 253121 9351 759 787
Municipal/county subsidy65 480 1264 594 1242 537 4485 447 59225 201 8843 439 42714 339 4756 116 2061 004 14776 29924 1102 680 2751 55417 585
Other government subsidy14 016 7282 711 998406 648269 5544 456 311287 7072 256 8691 759 2581 325 664251 608-291 111--
 
Own business, total114 156 11011 121 7515 501 5804 475 18439 242 0687 684 28629 884 33810 537 9371 765 308282 708188 1052 167 313341 114964 418
Membership fee54 025 1756 806 7363 275 1082 625 82413 020 2192 254 66414 141 0437 932 4171 052 71372 51077 4271 812 998260 252693 264
Income from lotteries and similar15 010 4102 308 457192 530239 9038 447 9041 755 5341 340 889233 228304 88250 82276 6786 4905 40447 689
Capital income12 515 153121 800339 956171 6115 075 022335 3856 267 507115 98340 6081 328-26 52219 163268
Business activity5 716 328551 389369 489627 2363 331 610250 44454 282361 376104 479--36 62829 395-
Other income from own business26 889 0441 333 3691 324 497810 6109 367 3133 088 2598 080 6171 894 933262 626158 04834 000284 67526 900223 197
 
Contributions, total51 104 870690 3032 643 8503 704 64715 916 3893 598 17217 520 8442 090 3492 309 6308 367-2 177 740110 815333 764
Private contributions19 742 800663 184655 4192 128 7381 702 909594 6309 195 533672 6921 701 8107 890-1 979 330106 901333 764
Contributions from commercial enterprises16 555 40617 500185 000-5 007 0002 971 9618 172 440200 000---1 505--
Contributions from employers' and labour organizations11 246 285--1 520 0008 517 852-20 7761 187 657------
Contributions, from other3 560 3799 6191 803 43155 909688 62831 581132 09530 000607 8204770196 9053 9140

Table 2 
Funding of political parties by source of income and political party. Per cent

Funding of political parties by source of income and political party. Per cent1
TotalChristian Democratic PartyLiberal PartySocialist Left PartyLabour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyCentre PartyThe Red party of NorwayThe Pensioners' PartyDemocratic Party of NorwayNorwegian green PartyCommunist Party of NorwayThe Christians
1The parties The Liberal People's Party, Coastal Party, Capitalist Party of Norway, Pirate Party, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
2016
Income, total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
Government subsidy, total74.473.375.875.173.784.571.772.561.883.651.180.921.557.8
Central government subsidy62.156.867.157.659.579.361.855.339.965.244.967.821.257.2
Municipal/county subsidy10.110.47.516.612.04.78.613.39.44.36.311.80.30.6
Other government subsidy2.26.11.20.82.10.41.33.812.414.1-1.3--
 
Own business, total17.725.116.313.618.710.617.923.016.615.948.99.559.331.4
Membership fee8.415.49.78.06.23.18.417.39.94.120.18.045.222.5
Income from lotteries and similar2.35.20.60.74.02.40.80.52.92.919.9-0.91.6
Capital income1.90.31.00.52.40.53.70.30.40.1-0.13.3-
Business activity0.91.21.11.91.60.3-0.81.0--0.25.1-
Other income from own business4.23.03.92.54.54.24.84.12.58.98.81.34.77.3
 
Contributions, total7.91.67.911.37.65.010.54.621.70.5-9.619.310.9
Private contributions3.11.51.96.50.80.85.51.516.00.4-8.718.610.9
Contributions from commercial enterprises2.6-0.5-2.44.14.90.4------
Contributions from employers' and labour organizations1.7--4.64.1--2.6------
Contributions from other0.50.05.40.20.30.00.10.15.70.00.00.90.70.0

Table 3 
Contributions by political parties and groups of donors. 2016. NOK 1000

Contributions by political parties and groups of donors. 2016. NOK 1000
 TotalChristian Democratic PartyLiberal PartySocialist Left PartyLabour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyCentre PartyThe GreensAll other parties
 Contributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributionsContributions totalContributions from commercial enterprises, organizations etcPrivate contributions
200734 20623 83710 3694 3125203 7929612047572 6881 1391 55011 97610 9421 0333 8083 2385707 8716 7031 1681 275981294292811 285821 203
200835 79314 47921 3153 1274232 704194771174 0967643 3328 0847 5775087136248915 7682 89912 8692 4292 11131813-131 37051 365
200953 37036 78816 5823 7662923 4751 0373916475 4813 0922 38919 52318 8486759 3335 1924 1418 3164 8743 4424 1263 900226160-1601 6271991 427
201033 14410 33622 8083 083852 9983371831543 1306512 4797 0756 28379267757610116 0621 68414 3781 55087567584-841 146-1 146
201147 83033 59114 2393 3771053 2721 3975578404 9722 0282 94422 21220 8221 3901 3611 13123110 3317 3332 9982 5081 3631 146242471941 4312061 225
201229 00818 08610 9222 480592 4224402671733 8528463 0067 0096 0339769217261959 7678 2051 5622 6961 917779130-1301 713331 680
201376 20747 09129 1163 7562533 5032 8138072 0078 6615 3253 33620 59318 8051 7884 5632 7431 82026 47113 20313 2684 7954 0887082 4441 4381 0062 1114291 682
201431 18415 25515 9292 1671022 0667222085142 8021 1311 67110 6278 9591 66871271029 9102 3917 5191 9121 72918363716361 693241 669
201596 66969 96426 7051 1912919002 6621 3731 2904 5412 8511 68951 13749 0202 1173 2691 8521 41723 01510 99712 0183 2722 8374354 7173614 3562 8663822 485
201651 10531 36219 743690276632 6441 9886553 7051 5762 12915 91614 2131 7033 5983 00459517 5218 3259 1962 0901 4186732 1781981 9792 7636122 150

Table 4 
Party financing, accounts per political party. NOK

Party financing, accounts per political party. NOK1
2016
TotalChristian Democratic PartyLiberal PartySocialist Left PartyLabour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyCentre PartyThe Red party of NorwayThe Pensioners' PartyDemocratic Party of NorwayNorwegian green PartyCommunist Party of NorwayThe Christians
1The parties The Liberal People's Party, Coastal Party, Capitalist Party of Norway, Pirate Party, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
Income, total645 222 16344 249 18233 670 41432 803 813209 439 74272 678 979167 353 77045 848 43010 660 7451 779 602384 82222 701 692575 4183 075 554
Government subsidy, total479 961 18332 437 12825 524 98424 623 982154 281 28561 396 521119 948 58833 220 1446 585 8071 488 527196 71718 356 639123 4891 777 372
Own business, total114 156 11011 121 7515 501 5804 475 18439 242 0687 684 28629 884 33810 537 9371 765 308282 708188 1052 167 313341 114964 418
Contributions, total51 104 870690 3032 643 8503 704 64715 916 3893 598 17217 520 8442 090 3492 309 6308 367-2 177 740110 815333 764
 
Total costs559 821 48144 223 58328 993 08628 977 353188 872 28247 505 312144 283 95244 702 21110 171 8531 320 050402 37217 380 790557 3182 431 319
Salary costs254 414 94625 035 82912 066 67715 315 54994 572 53416 652 06053 046 14922 938 2324 901 700100 40132 6048 845 24552 211855 755
Other operating costs303 615 69119 144 09316 819 91613 560 22393 313 30730 591 02591 029 90721 718 7885 258 4921 215 997367 3718 519 796503 7091 573 067
Finance costs1 790 84443 661106 493101 581986 441262 227207 89645 19111 6613 6522 39715 7491 3982 497
 
Result85 400 68225 5994 677 3283 826 46020 567 46025 173 66723 069 8181 146 219488 892459 552-17 5505 320 90218 100644 235

Table 5 
Party financing, accounts per political party. Per cent.,

Party financing, accounts per political party. Per cent.,1
2016
TotalChristian Democratic PartyLiberal PartySocialist Left PartyLabour PartyProgress PartyConservative PartyCentre PartyThe Red party of NorwayThe Pensioners' PartyDemocratic Party of NorwayNorwegian green PartyCommunist Party of NorwayThe Christians
1The parties The Liberal People's Party, Coastal Party, Capitalist Party of Norway, Pirate Party, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
Income, total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Government subsidy, total74.473.375.875.173.784.571.772.561.883.651.180.921.557.8
Own business, total17.725.116.313.618.710.617.923.016.615.948.99.559.331.4
Contributions, total7.91.67.911.37.65.010.54.621.70.5-9.619.310.9
 
Total costs86.899.986.188.390.265.486.297.595.474.2104.676.696.979.1
Salary costs39.456.635.846.745.222.931.750.046.05.68.539.09.127.8
Other operating costs47.143.350.041.344.642.154.447.449.368.395.537.587.551.1
Finance costs0.30.10.30.30.50.40.10.10.10.20.60.10.20.1
 
Result13.20.113.911.79.834.613.82.54.625.8-4.623.43.120.9

Table 6 
Funding of political parties, cost accounts by activity and political party. NOK

Funding of political parties, cost accounts by activity and political party. NOK12
2016
Total cost by activityAdministration costsGeneral political party activity¿s costsElection campaign¿s costs
1Costs by activity comprise total costs. According to the Political Parties Act total costs shall be divided by type and by activity. The table 5 presents income, costs by type and result. This table (11319) presents costs divided by main activity groups. The total can differ from total costs by type due to non-consistent data from the political party units. Further information see “About the statistics”.
2The parties The Liberal People's Party, Coastal Party, Capitalist Party of Norway, Pirate Party, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
Total559 094 995335 218 609203 468 39820 407 988
Christian Democratic Party44 279 61232 977 76511 004 137297 710
Liberal Party28 993 09515 983 00912 478 280531 806
Socialist Left Party28 977 35921 315 5305 199 7742 462 055
Labour Party188 824 270122 906 58160 762 5575 155 132
Progress Party47 505 28516 113 10529 756 8351 635 345
Conservative Party143 512 09388 141 06947 054 2368 316 788
Centre Party44 736 25720 912 89523 283 950539 412
The Red party of Norway10 175 1746 772 4733 290 875111 826
The Pensioners' Party1 320 050529 863694 41895 769
Democratic Party of Norway402 372296 58675 88429 902
Norwegian green Party17 380 7928 395 7407 854 4911 130 561
Communist Party of Norway557 317110 902446 415-
The Christians2 431 319763 0911 566 546101 682

Table 7 
Central government subsidy by poltical party. NOK

Central government subsidy by poltical party. NOK12
2016
TotalOf which youth's poltical organisations
1The table incudes all units of political parties which have sent either a full report or a statement according the annual income received. For those units which have reported an income less than NOK 12 000 except government subsidies, the amounts used in the table are according to information received from the County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane or from the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. The County Governor disburses the governmental funding on municipal and county level, the Ministry to the central organisations. For those units which have reported that mentioned income exceeded the amount of NOK 12 000, the amount reported from the unit itself has been used.
2The parties Capitalist Party of Norway, Society Party and Cross-party elected are excluded in the table because data which should be made public are not available.
Total423 567 57228 033 968
 
Christian Democratic Party26 465 0641 600 689
Liberal Party24 523 2971 171 203
Socialist Left Party20 599 7911 138 639
Labour Party127 741 9389 602 170
Progress Party61 050 1653 480 936
Conservative Party104 890 9297 111 164
Centre Party29 217 5332 135 250
The Red party of Norway5 687 769545 268
Democratic Party of Norway207 945..
The Liberal People's Party84 260.
Coastal Party499 5169 477
The Pensioners' Party1 889 665.
Norwegian green Party17 684 8141 239 172
Communist Party of Norway123 260-
The Pirate Party of Norway941 748-
The Christians1 959 878-

About the statistics

Income and costs are shown, based on the annual accounts of political parties at municipal, county and central level, including youth organisations, which have an obligation to report accounts under the Political Party Act. Approximately 95 per cent of the total income of all parties is covered.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Registered political party: A political party that is registered in the Party register at the Brønnøysund Register Centre according to the regulation in the Party Act, ref. § 3, http://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/2005-06-17-102.

Central government subsidy: Funding according to the Party Act § 11.

Municipal/county subsidy: Additional funding on a voluntary basis from the county or the municipality.

Other public subsidy: Other public funding not covered by central government subsidy or municipal/county subsidy.

Membership fee: The total income from membership fees.

Income from lotteries, fund-raising events and similar: Income from lotteries, fund-raising events and similar.

Capital income: Income from interest and stock dividends etc. excluding uncollected gains. Unrealised gains are not to be entered as gains according to the accounting principles of the Political Party Act. Financial assets are to be entered at purchase cost as long as they are not realised.

Income from business activity: Income from own business activity. This includes, among other things, income from the sale of advertisement effects.

Other income from own business: All income not covered by membership fees, income from lotteries, fund-raising events and similar, capital income or income from business activity.

Private contributions: Includes all gifts of money from private donors and all other non-monetary contributions from the same donors when the limit for identifying the contributors is exceeded.

Contributions from commercial enterprises: Includes all gifts of money made by commercial enterprises and all other non-monetary contributions from the same donors when the limit for identifying the contributors is exceeded.

Contributions from employers and labour organisations: Includes all gifts of money made by employers and labour organisations and all other non-monetary contributions from the same donors when the limit for identifying the contributors is exceeded.

Contributions from other: Includes all gifts of money and all other non-monetary contributions if the limit for identifying the contributors is exceeded when these contributions are donated by

• other organisations

• all other non-categorized donors

Costs by type and by activity are two different ways of classifying the costs. Both classifications shall cover all costs.

Costs by type are divided in salary costs, other operating costs and finance costs.

Salary costs: Include all benefits of employees including part-time and temporary employees. Salary costs include employers' national insurance contributions, pension costs, travelling expenses for employees, union dues etc. Remuneration booked as salary is included.

Other operating costs: Include all other costs excluding finance costs, i.e. other operating costs include consumer costs connected to administration, production and sales, office supplies, desktop printers and any equipment that is charged as an expense. Furthermore, purchasing services and any external assistance, legal services, auditing and other advisory services, maintenance etc. and remuneration of representatives who are not employed by the party organisations are included, as are depreciation costs on any fixed and non-current assets capitalised in the balance sheet. Outstanding debts that are not collectable, are also classified as other operating costs.

Finance costs include paid interest adjusted by previously booked accruals, losses in connection with realisation of investment funds and stockholders’ shares etc. Unrealised losses are not to be entered as loss according to the accounting principles of the Political Party Act. Financial assets are to be entered at purchase cost as long as they are not realised.

Result equals the total income reduced by total cost by type.

Costs by activity are divided in administration costs, general political party activity costs and election campaign costs.

Administrations costs cover all costs of administration of the work in the party organisation, e.g. telephone, postage and copying charges, general office equipment, finance costs and salaries etc. Depreciation and non-collectable write-downs are included if they cannot be allocated elsewhere.

General political party activity costs cover costs for activities that facilitate the purpose and objectives of the party, such as party meetings and conferences, costs of preparing the party programme, nomination lists etc. This cost element will consist of all or parts of the costs by type.

Election campaign costs cover marketing costs in connection with election campaigns. This covers costs that were incurred before, during and after campaigns. Costs are also included that may not be directly attributable to the marketing costs of an election campaign, but which are incurred in connection with the campaign, such as fuel for cars used for election campaign purposes, rental cars, stands etc. This cost element will consist of all or parts of the costs by type.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Political parties' financing
Topic: Elections

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

Country

Frequency and timeliness

Annually

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

The reports from the political party units are to be made public individually according to the Political Parties Act § 22. The reports will be published on the website of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, see www.partifinansiering.no.

Background

Background and purpose

 

The statistics were published for the first time in 2006 and have since been published annually. This publication is based on registered parties’ reports on their financial situation for the fiscal year 2016. According to the Political Parties Act, all organisational levels of the registered political parties are obliged to report to a central register. The statistics are published on the basis of these reports.

The Political Parties Act was revised on 1 February 2013. For 2013 and previous years, the political parties' organisations should only report on income.

Users and applications

The statistics have a wide spectrum of users and applications, such as the mass media, research institutions, educational establishments, political parties and individuals.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics on election campaign contribution which is published every second year in connection with elections.

Legal authority

Political Parties Act §§ 18, 19, 20, 20a, 20b, 21 and Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The data collection includes all organisational levels of the registered political parties in Norway, i.e. central, county and municipal level, as well as the central youth levels and the youth organisations at county level. The unit in the statistics is political parties.

According to the Political Parties Act § 18, the party organisations (units) with an income below a certain level excluding government subsidy are exempt from comprehensive reporting. These party units must submit a statement confirming that their income does not exceed the specified level. All other political party organisations have to report the full annual accounts, i.e. incomes, cost and balance sheet. The reports from the organisations exceeding the limit represent the basis for the statistics but for those parties where the number of reporting units is less than three.

The Political Parties Act was revised on 1 February 2013, setting the limit at NOK 12 000 with effect from the fiscal year of 2013. The previous year’s limit was NOK 10 000.

Data sources and sampling

The reference for the statistics is the Party Finance Register, which was established in accordance with the Political Parties Act. This register is held by Statistics Norway, cf. § 2-1 of the secondary act to the Political Parties Act. The register includes the reports from all registered parties at municipal, county and central level. The central political parties have to be registered in the Political Party Register as part of the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

The Party Finance Register also contains a summary of all donors that, during the fiscal year, contributed money or gifts exceeding NOK 12 000 to parties at municipal level, NOK 23 000 to parties at county level and NOK 35 000 to parties at central level according to the revised act of 1 February 2013 (the previous levels were NOK 10 000, NOK 20 000 and NOK 30 000 respectively). This also applies to sponsors and creditors. Donors with whom the party organisation has entered into a written political or commercial agreement are to be identified independent of the amount donated.

Total count.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

 

No additional sources to the Party Finance Register.

The questionnaire is prepared by Statistics Norway. The information is collected electronically through Altinn (the Norwegian public reporting portal) and a specific questionnaire (RA-0604), alternatively with an optically readable paper questionnaire sent to the units upon request. A few of the units have responded by returning a print out of the Altinn questionnaire that could not be read optically.

The information is published in the same form as it is received by the Party Finance Register. Neither the registrar nor Statistics Norway, as the producer of the statistics, carries out any revisions of the data except for obvious errors in the reported data after consulting the respondent.

The statistical information is a calculation of income and cost summaries from the various organisational levels to the degree that the parties are required to report according to the Political Parties Act.

The statistics do not include internal transfers within the different political parties, neither as income nor as cost, since they balance each other in total, and would thus give an inflated amount. Neither are the balances of the units consolidated, and are thus not published as statistics. There is no statutory requirement for internal liabilities or debts to be specified or reported. Furthermore, there may be a large number of units that are included in the sample which have such liabilities and/or debts towards units not included. Thus, consolidation of the balance sheets would be misleading.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

 

The statistics were first published in 2006 (for the fiscal year 2005), and have since been published annually.

The revision of the Political Parties Act on 1 February 2013 entails a break in the homogeneity according to the organisations that are obliged to report comprehensively. For the years 2005 to 2012, all organisations with income except government subsidies of NOK 10 000 and more were obliged to report fully. For the fiscal year 2013 and later the limit was increased to NOK 12 000. The income of the political party organisations will differ over the years, especially between election and non-election years. Thus the number of organisations reporting comprehensively will depend on natural and formal changes. This may have an impact on the values published in the statistics.

The statistics for 2016 were based on reports from 716 organisations exceeding the income level for full reporting. For 2015, the statistics were based on 781 reporting units (for 2014 there were 685 units, 693 units for 2013 and 634 units for 2012).

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

 

 

The data is reported by the units to the central register on forms submitted electronically or in the post. Different categories for entering the income, cost and balance sheet items are given in the form, including a category for party internal income transfers. Errors may occur when the different items are entered in the wrong category.

The Act requires gross revenues and costs to be reported. This means that revenue that is earmarked to cover specific costs or is to be transferred internally to other units within the same party must first be recognised as income and then as a cost (transfer to others) by the unit that originally received the amount. The amount shall be entered as income in an internal transfer by the units that have received such monies. Some units of the parties may have recorded such amounts as reimbursements, and reported the net amount, thus both the revenue and cost figures will be too low.

As an illustration, membership fees have been booked and reported at net value by some of the central political parties that received the fee from their members in 2013. A considerable part of the total was transferred to the local units. Due to the net booking, the membership fee reported for 2013 is too low and the increase in 2014 is misleading and too high. The 2015 and 2016 data may indicate that this error is reduced compared with 2014 and previous years.

The Political Party Act requires that all costs are divided by type and by activity. The cost shall be classified in two different ways. The total costs by type differ from total costs by activity due to non-consistent data from some of the political party units. Overall, the costs by activity are  0.13 per cent less than total costs by type.

The change in equity from 1 January to 31 December differs in some cases from the reported result. In some few cases, this may be due to capital contribution or withdrawal only booked in the balance - in contrast to the regulations by law. The change in equity may indicate that the cost should be 0,6 per cent lower or the income correspondingly higher in 2016 than reported.

Furthermore, some units have not reported at all, in spite of the obligation according to the Act. Thus, some units that should have reported full annual accounts according to the Act may not be included in the data. Imputations are not calculated and implemented to statistically compensate these errors.

Statistics Norway does not hold financial data for political parties with an income below the reporting limit according to the Political Parties Act. Thus, the accounts reported in these statistics are lower than the actual level. Neither governmental subsidies to, nor other income or costs of these parties are included in the statistics if not explicitly mentioned.

The total central government subsidy disbursed to the 3 443 party units amounts to NOK 423,5 million in 2016 according to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation and the County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane. The 716 units of the political parties on which the statistics are based reported an amount of NOK 400.5 million received in central government subsidies. The units that were not obliged to report full accounts or that have not fulfilled their obligation, thus have received approximately NOK 23 million altogether in 2016.

 

The total central government subsidy as reported by the 716 units in the statisticsis NOK 9 907 higher than that stated by the authorities (County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane and the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation).

Revision

Not relevant

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