The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is an exercise that takes place every two years to match electronic data within and between public sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.
It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned, and we have a legal obligation to take part.
Who takes part
As well as the County Council. the exercise also includes police authorities, local probation boards, fire and rescue authorities and other local councils.
Payroll, pensions, trade creditors, personal budgets, care home residents and transport passes and permits are provided electronically to the Cabinet Office as part of the exercise, using a password-protected website. Strong security measures are in place to protect the information, and access to the data extract file is strictly controlled.
The data extract will not be sent by post or courier. Once the data extract file has been successfully submitted it will be removed from our computer network.