The National Fraud Initiative: Northern Ireland 22

NI’s Auditor General reports on £4.4m of fraud and error identified following data matching exercise. A  significant rise in the number of erroneous pension payments is among the main findings of a report published today (Tuesday 19th July) by Northern Ireland’s Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr Kieran  Donnelly CB, on the work of the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) here. The NFI is a computer-based data matching exercise run every two years. Public bodies including government departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies, councils and health sector bodies participate, with their respective data sets matched to help identify potentially fraudulent and erroneous transactions. Today’s report is the seventh since Northern Ireland began participating in the Initiative.