October 29, 2020

Public Accounts Show Lower Travel, Communications Spending in 2019-20

The Government of Saskatchewan reduced travel and communications spending in 2019-20, carefully managing expenses while investing into priorities for Saskatchewan people.

Volume 2 of Public Accounts containing detailed financial information was released today.

Ministers’ travel costs were $387,000 in 2019-20 down $69,000, or 15 per cent, from the previous year and down 60 per cent from 2006-07.  Overall travel expense was $36.3 million in 2019-20, a decrease of $1.8 million, or 4.8 per cent, from the previous year and down $5.3 million, or 13 per cent, from 2006-07.

Communications expense was $7.1 million in 2019-20, a reduction of $158,000, or 2.2 per cent compared to 2018-19, and down $8.7 million, or about 55 per cent, from 2006-07.

In total, government travel and communications expense was down $14 million in 2019-20, compared to 2006-07.

Public Accounts Volume 2 also provides details of ministry expense and revenue, and is available online at https://publications.saskatchewan.ca:443/api/v1/products/108158/formats/121466/download.