What is the National Fraud Initiative?
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer, to do this we may use the information you have provided on application forms, council tax and the electoral roll data for the prevention and detection of fraud.
We do this by data matching. Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there is an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
We may also need to share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for this purpose.
Last updated: 10/05/2019 15:25