Putting our residents first
Top menu
Search our website: Search

The National Fraud Initiative

The Audit Commission is an independent public body responsible for ensuring that public money is spent economically, efficiently and effectively.

Fraud image

One of its duties is to operate the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), which investigates possible abuses of funds. The council has a duty to supply the NFI with information about all tenancies and benefits for that purpose.

The council and Hillingdon Housing Services have to take part in a regular NFI, which the Audit Commission manages.

The purpose of the NFI is to detect fraud in payments made from the public purse.

The information used in the NFI will include housing rents and tenancy details, as well as other information, such as housing benefits. The council and Hillingdon Housing Services have a legal obligation to give this information to the Audit Commission. It will be compared with the records of other councils and public bodies like the Department for Work and Pensions. Detailed investigations will be carried out where it looks as though they may be necessary.

All the information is subject to strict data protection guidelines and rules of investigation.

Is there anything wrong with this page?

* What would you like to report?
Broken link
Out of date information
Missing information
Report a problem with a service

* Please provide further details:

Please include your email in case we need further details (optional):

This feedback tool is for improving our pages. To report a problem with a service, please email: contact@hillingdon.gov.uk

Your feedback could not be sent - please ensure you have completed all fields.

Thank you for your feedback.

Article utilities:  Bookmark and Share Print Print this page Last updated: 20 Dec 2017 at 14:05