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National Fraud Initiative

Fraud

This Autumn the Council will begin its involvement in the 2020/21 National Fraud Initiative. 

The NFI is an exercise carried out every two years by the Cabinet Office to try and detect fraud. Computer records are compared between organisations to try and identify any inconsistencies that need further investigation.

Since 1996, just under £2 billion of fraud and overpayments have been identified nationally by matching data within and between participating organisations.

We are required to submit data on: housing benefits, council tax, council tax reduction scheme, payroll, pensions, student eligible for a loan, housing tenants, housing right to buy, housing waiting lists, trade creditors' payment history and trade creditors' standing data, private supported care home residents, personal budgets (direct payments), transport passes and permits (including residents parking, blue badges and concessionary travel), electoral register, insurance claims and taxis licenses.

Matches found within the Council's own data, and between the Council and other organisations, are sent back to the Council to investigate.

Read more about NFI

 

Fraud
14 September 2020

This Autumn the Council will begin its involvement in the 2020/21 National Fraud Initiative. 

The NFI is an exercise carried out every two years by the Cabinet Office to try and detect fraud. Computer records are compared between organisations to try and identify any inconsistencies that need further investigation.

Since 1996, just under £2 billion of fraud and overpayments have been identified nationally by matching data within and between participating organisations.

We are required to submit data on: housing benefits, council tax, council tax reduction scheme, payroll, pensions, student eligible for a loan, housing tenants, housing right to buy, housing waiting lists, trade creditors' payment history and trade creditors' standing data, private supported care home residents, personal budgets (direct payments), transport passes and permits (including residents parking, blue badges and concessionary travel), electoral register, insurance claims and taxis licenses.

Matches found within the Council's own data, and between the Council and other organisations, are sent back to the Council to investigate.

Read more about NFI

 

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