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Factsheet for measure NO-2003-49/2549 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 04 December 2003|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 20 October 2022)|
Altinn is an internet portal for digital dialogue between business, private individuals and public agencies. Altinn (start and run a business) is a particular website where entrepreneurs and companies can find relevant information on starting up and running a business in Norway
Altinn was created in an attempt to reduce companies burden of public reporting by transitioning to electronic reporting. The portal was launched on 4 December 2003 under the name Altinn. The Altinn project originally got its name from the term "alternative reporting".
Altinn is run by the Brønnøysund Register Centre (a government body).
As a part of the Altinn website (which is a web portal for electronic dialogue between business, citizens and government agencies), entrepreneurs and companies can find relevant information on starting up and running a business in Norway. In addition to the website, governmental administration can be contacted trough phone, e-mail and a chat service. The aim of the service is to introduce entrepreneurs and companies to the most important legislation when it comes to starting up and running businesses, having a practical approach in mind.
The website provides information at various stages, that is: before start-up a business, start-up and registration, operation and winding up. The section on operation focuses on the following elements:
All national public support schemes to enterprises are also listed in the Altinn website.
Altinn is an internet portal for digital dialogue between business, private individuals and public agencies, and hence used by all companies and private individuals and public agencies.
The information service is actively promoted and Brønnøysund Register Centre reported that, in 2019, 600 entrepreneurs and new business owners were made aware of the service.
The information service was launched in autumn 2012 as three former information services were integrated into Altinn. In January 2014, 41 state, county and municipal bodies participated.
A strength of the support instrument is that all relevant information can be found in one place, and it is integrated in the Norwegian public reporting portal for companies.
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Altinn (Start and run business), measure NO-2003-49/2549 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2003-49_2549.html
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