The purpose of the audit is to examine how the objectives set for medium-term budgetary frameworks are implemented in central government spending limits. The audit will also examine the relationship between the spending limits rule and other fiscal policy objectives. The spending limits system is important to central government finances and contributes to the achievement of the objectives related to balanced general government finances. The audit targeted at the Ministry of Finance aims to answer the question of whether the medium-term frameworks have been set effectively and transparently as part of the budget process. The audit plays a key role is safeguarding the success of medium-term budgetary frameworks.