Fraud Prevention, Data Matching and Policies

Proactive and Data Matching Exercises

We carry out regular checks to protect ourselves against fraud.  This includes matching our data to the information held by other organisations.  We also review claims and applications every now and again.

The sort of things we're involved with include the National Fraud Initiative, Housing Benefit Matching Service and local initiatives involving other organisations we work with closely in this area. 

Where appropriate, we'll share information with the Department of Work and Pensions, other councils and relevant organisations.  We've set out how we use the information you provide to us in our Fair Processing Notice.

Counter Fraud Policy and Strategy 

Our Counter Fraud and Corruption Policy sets out what we do in relation to fraud and corruption and our overall arrangements for preventing and detecting fraud.

Our Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy sets out the measures we will take to develop our arrangements to tackle fraud and corruption.