Events in 2012

48,000 limited companies have registered that they will drop an external audit

At the turn of the year, 48,000 limited companies had chosen not to carry out an external audit of their annual accounts for 2011. The Brønnøysund Register Centre processed more than 30,000 such cases during the last two months of 2011.

Success for information portal

The coordination of the information portals in Altinn has been a success. Many more people use the pages that provide help and guidance for small and medium-sized enterprises since they were gathered in the section 'Start and Run a Business' on

Serious error in Altinn

Due to an error, users could view a window that belonged to another person.

You can now report more changes online

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is offering more and more electronic services that make life easier for its users. You can now make even more changes for limited liability companies and public limited liability companies via Altinn.

The Register of Company Accounts becomes fully electronic.

The Register of Company Accounts stopped sending decisions concerning approved annual accounts by post to entities that submitted their annual accounts via Altinn. From now on, letters are sent to their message box in Altinn.

The Narvik Business Hotline changes its name

The public phone service 'the Narvik Business Hotline' changed its name to Business Advisory Services. The phone number is the same: 800 33 840. The service supplements the online service Altinn/ Start and Run a Business. The goal of the service is to make it easer to start and run a business in Norway.

Overview of previous executive roles and directorships made available.

You can now order a list of people's previous positions in business and industry from the Brønnøysund Register Centre. Among other things, this means greater transparency about executive positions and directorships in the private sector.

Users wish to be more involved.

User involvement was the key topic at the Brønnøysund Register Centre's user forum on 19 and 20 June. On the basis of the problems with Altinn in the spring, it was natural that several representatives of users had questions about user involvement in Altinn. Most of the biggest user groups were represented, and they had clear feedback from their memb


Big increase in newly registered limited companies – fewer NUFs

In the first six months of 2012, as many as 76.5% more new limited companies were registered than in the same period in 2011. At the same time, the number of new Norwegian-registered foreign enterprises (NUF) was reduced by 60%. The reason is the reduction in the share capital required to form a limited liability company.

Open and public data

Access to public information from a dependable independent register contributes to greater efficiency in business and industry. You can access official data about your trading partners from the Register of Business Enterprises and the Central Coordination Register for Legal Entities. Other people can also find information about your enterprise and how to get in touch with you.

Trust in Altinn still high

Businesses still have great trust in Altinn, despite some serious operational problems in recent years. Ninety-four per cent of general managers want to be able to find all official forms on Altinn.

A new, modern building for the Brønnøysund Register Centre

During his visit on Sunday 30 September, Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske said that the Government's vision is a new and modern building for the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

The Nordic eGovernment Conference

On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September, the Brønnøysund Register Centre hosted the Nordic eGovernment Conference 2012, with sixty participants.

The Director General retires

The retiring Director General Erik Fossum was honoured for his great efforts over many years for cooperation across agencies and national borders.

Increased awareness of plain language

The mini project 'Plain language at the Brønnøysund Register Centre' has resulted in new guidelines for how to write letters. In the wake of the project, several plain language measures have been implemented in the organisation

More information available

Who sits on the executive committee of your local residents' association? Using the key information from the Central Coordination Register for Legal Entities, you can now find out who is on the executive committee, and the name of the accountant and auditor. You will find a lot of new information in the key information from the Central Coordination Register for Legal Entities.

The Cadastre – the official address register

As the Cadastre is Norway's official register for addresses, the Central Coordination Register for Legal Entities and the Register of Business Enterprises will now start using the Cadastre's address data. We are doing this to ensure that the official spelling of registered street names is used and that the names are updated if the street names are changed.