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TraktorThis section contains SFAO audits related to agricultural and economic policy issues.

Cross-sectional audit Impact of the platform economy on the public sector - Federal Social Insurance Office, Federal Tax Administration, State Secretariat for International Finance, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted a horizontal audit at the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO), the Federal Tax Administration (FTA), the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), with the aim of investigating the challenges of the platform economy for the authorities with respect to the contributions and taxes of platform service providers.

Audit number: 21323

Audit Innolink project - Innosuisse: Swiss Innovation Agency

In 2021, Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency, approved subsidies totalling almost CHF 330 million. The agency is currently in the process of replacing its application management solution. The project is estimated to cost around CHF 7 million and was originally planned to be completed by the end of 2023. Led by Innosuisse in collaboration with external service providers, the project aims to develop a new portal called Innolink.

Audit number: 21330

Audit Implementation of the accompanying measures for the free movement of persons - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Following the opening of the Swiss labour market to persons benefiting from the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons with the European Union, Switzerland introduced so-called accompanying measures (known as FlaM) in 2004. These measures aim to protect workers against the risks of undercutting in terms of wages (wage dumping) and working conditions. They are also intended to ensure a level playing field for Swiss and foreign companies. In 2019, the cantons and the joint committees examined more than 41,000 Swiss and foreign companies. The Confederation plays a supervisory role in this area and contributed CHF 15.3 million to the costs of these checks.

Audit number: 20062