Fraud

Data Matching: National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

The council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.

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 may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

Further information about the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative.

Internal Audit

Email:

Tel: 020 8313 4886

Civic Centre, Stockwell Lane, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Anti-fraud hotline

Tel: 0800 169 6975