North Yorkshire Pension Fund

National Fraud Initiative

The Cabinet Office require the North Yorkshire Pension Fund (NYPF) to take part in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI). The NFI is an exercise that matches electronic data between both public and private sector organisations to prevent and detect fraud.

Details of all our pensioners are supplied to the Cabinet Office which are then compared against the information provided by other public and private sector organisations. This helps to identify potentially fraudulent claims, errors, underpayments and overpayments.

It is extremely important if you claim any sort of benefit that you tell the benefit provider you are in receipt of a pension from the NYPF in case its value has to be taken into account. If you don't do this, the NFI exercise may pick it up as a fraudulent claim.

The NYPF's participation in the NFI exercise is mandatory and the NYPF is legally obliged to provide the relevant data. The use of the data is carried out with the Cabinet Office's statutory authority and does not require the consent of individuals concerned. The data used is in compliance with data protection.

Further information is available on the Cabinet Office website at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-fraud-initiative.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Internal Audit Service, Veritau on 01609 532739.