Staff Information

Level 2 National Fraud Initiative Privacy Notice

Your personal information may be shared internally and with other agencies such as the Cabinet Office, and may be used in data matching exercises, for the prevention and detection of crime.

How we use your personal information

SFHFT is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.


The Cabinet Office appoints the auditor to audit our accounts, and is also responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.


Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how they match.This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is identified it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.


We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, as detailed here.


The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.
View further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.

Please contact the Information Governance Manager for further information, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone, 01623 622515 ext: 41425.