Subsidies: Summary report of past audits

Federal Finance Administration

Key facts

The Confederation uses subsidies to promote activities outside the Federal Administration that are designed to help achieve social or political objectives, which would most probably be impossible without these subsidies. The Confederation has continuously increased its subsidy payments since the mid-20th century. Today, financial assistance and subsidies, totalling CHF 48.5 billion, account for the majority of federal expenditure.