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National Fraud Initiative

Why does the Council take part in the National Fraud Initiative?

The Council participates in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative, a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, as detailed on GOV.UK: National Fraud Initiative (opens new window).

The information provided covers:

  • payroll
  • trade creditors standing data
  • trade creditors payment history
  • taxi driver licences
  • Housing Benefit claimants
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme
  • Council Tax
  • housing tenants
  • business rates
  • business support grants
  • Right to Buy
  • housing waiting list
  • register of electors

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.

Last modified on 01 September 2022

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