The Norwegian state plans to save billions on renting office space

Nikolai AstrupPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

A new report shows that – in the last three years – the state has entered into lease agreements that will save the public sector more than NOK 1 billion, the government reports.

The state spends NOK 5.8 billion annually on renting office space in the market, and the government aims to reduce these expenses by 15% by 2029. That could provide a saving of almost NOK 900 million annually, the government noted in a press release.

According to this year’s edition of the “Government premises” report from Statsbygg, the government is on track to achieve this goal.

“The money we save on smarter renting can be spent on more and better services closer to people all over the country,” Minister of Local Government and Modernization Nikolai Astrup (H) stated.

Statsbygg is an advisor to state enterprises that are tasked with finding suitable premises for their work.

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