The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is a data matching exercise conducted by the Cabinet Office. It contributes to the security and transparency of public sector finances by assisting in the prevention and detection of fraud.
All public sector bodies, including Peninsula Pensions, are required to submit data to the NFI on a regular basis. This includes payroll, pension and benefit records. The data is compared against records held by other public sector bodies, with the aim of identifying errors or potential fraud that may warrant further investigation.
The NFI will be 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). Further information is available on the Cabinet Office website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-fraud-initiative