National Fraud Initiative
The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) in Scotland is a counter-fraud exercise led by us, and overseen by the Cabinet Office for the UK as a whole. It uses computerised techniques to compare information about individuals held by different public bodies, and on different financial systems that might suggest the existence of fraud or error.
It means that public bodies can take action if any fraud or error has taken place, and it allows auditors to assess fraud prevention arrangements which those bodies have.
The NFI in Scotland is overseen by the Audit Strategy Group in Audit Scotland. Contact points are Russell Frith, Assistant Auditor General (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Owen Smith, Senior Manager (Audit Strategy and NFI) (email@example.com), or telephone 0131 625 1500.
Information about the UK NFI exercise can be found on the Cabinet Office’s website at www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-fraud-initiative.
Bodies participating in NFI in Scotland should note that they can update their contact details via the 2014/15 NFI secure website or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.