In 2019, appropriations under the regular budget totalled about EUR 55 billion. The aim of the audit is to examine whether the budget for 2019 contains substantial inconsistencies that make it difficult to apply and comply with the budget. The budget is prepared, and appropriations are budgeted both by the ministries and by the agencies and institutions that operate in their administrative branches and use the appropriations. The Ministry of Finance plays a key role, as it compiles the budget proposal and regulates the operational and financial planning, and the drafting of spending limit and budget proposals. Based on the audit findings, the NAOF will strive to give recommendations on how to develop the budget in order to make it more uniform.