National fraud initiative and fair processing of information

Who we are and what we do

London Borough of Redbridge is required by law to protect the public funds it administers.
The National Fraud Initiative is conducted using the data matching powers bestowed on the Minister for the Cabinet Office by Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (LAAA). The provision of data by the council to the Minister does not require the consent of the individuals concerned.

Why we need your information and how we use it

The Cabinet Office currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, and these are set out in the Cabinet Office’s guidance
The data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims, payments and information to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency that 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 on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.


What is the source of your personal data?

Data matching involves comparing sets of data, such as the payroll or council tax records, against other records held by us or another organisation to see how far they match.


Who your information may be shared with (internally and externally)?

We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, law enforcement agencies, or undertake local anti-fraud initiatives, in order to prevent and detect fraud or money laundering. The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment.
Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found on the Cifas website.

How long we keep your information (retention period)

Results from each matching exercise are held on a rolling two year basis and are superseded by each matching exercise.
For further information on data matching at this authority contact Emma Vick, Counter Fraud Manager
call: 020 87085255 or email:

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How can you access, update or correct your information

The Data Protection law gives you the right to apply for a copy of information about yourself. This is called a ‘Subject Access Request'.
Find out more on how to make a Subject Access Request.
It is important that we hold accurate and up to date information about you. This will enable us to investigate and administer your complaint more efficiently and to provide you with any relevant services or information more quickly. If any of the information we hold on you is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know. You can do this by emailing us at

Your information choice and rights

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Information Commissioner’s Office

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