The Minister came with news of a new building

The Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske visited the Brønnøysund Register Centre in September 2012 and announced the government's decision to build a new register building.

Published 19.03.2013

Minister Trond Giske (left) congratulated Director General Erik Fossum, who is soon to retire, on the decision to build a new register building.

'I would like to congratulate the Brønnøysund Register Centre and all the staff. The quality, deliveries and soundness of the organisation are the most important reasons for the government's decision to build a new building,' said the Minister of Trade and Industry.

'The Brønnøysund Register Centre and its location have been a great success. You are a good example of how it is possible to base important government agencies outside the Oslo region, and how it is possible to find qualified, stable and capable staff to run an extensive and important service in more outlying regions,' said Giske.

The new register building will cost around NOK 1 billion. NOK 20 million has been allocated to the planning process, in which it will be decided where the new building will be situated, among other things. At the end of 2012, Statsbygg took over ownership of the building project, in close collaboration with the Brønnøysund Register Centre and Brønnøy municipality.


Big demand for Altinn

The tax return was launched in Altinn on 20 March 2012. Warnings of queues and a visible message box resulted in big headlines and many changes to the Altinn platform.

Help for entrepreneurs

The 'Start and Run a Business' pages in Altinn had 3.9 million pageviews in 2012, and many people want to know how to run their business.

Altinn creates value

The use of electronic forms and services has resulted in big savings in both the private and the public sector, and Altinn acts as the hub in this context.

Simplifications mean more limited companies and fewer NUFs

In 2012, 57.5% more limited companies were registered in the Register of Business Enterprises than in 2011. The number of new registrations of Norwegian-registered foreign enterprises (NUF) was halved in the same period.

More information available

Who sits on the executive committee of your local residents' association? Who is the accountant and auditor? You can now find a lot of new information on our site.


You can report more online

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

Open data about one million entities

'That Norway makes basic information about enterprises and entities available as open data is a fantastic first step. This shows that it understands the importance of making information available to developers and society at large in a usable format,' said CEO Chris Taggart of OpenCorporates when we made information about almost a million entities from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities available for further use.

The banking and finance sector speeds up digitalisation

Increased use of electronic signatures in the banking and finance sector is increasing the use of electronic solutions in the Register of Mortgaged Movable Property.

The Nordic countries gathered in Brønnøysund

In September, the Brønnøysund Register Centre hosted the Nordic eGovernment Conference It was Norway's turn to host this annual event in 2012.