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20 October 2014

Copyright 

Material on this site is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is Essex County Council. You may not make alterations or additions to the material on this site. Material may be downloaded or copied for personal use. Appropriate acknowledgement of the copyright owner is required if material is re-published in any format. For further information please contact the copyright controller: copyrightcontrol@essex.gov.uk.
 

Disclaimer 

It is not possible to guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on the Essex County Council website. We therefore accept no liability for any inaccuracies or any loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, information obtained from this website. The Essex County Council website links you to many other websites. We are not responsible for the content or availability of these sites.
 

Maps 

The map image(s) on this website contains Ordnance Survey data and is protected by Crown copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Ordnance Survey reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution and/or civil proceedings.
 
You are authorised to make one screen dump of the map image appearing on each page and make not more than one printed hard copy for your personal use. You must not use it for the benefit of or make it available to any other person or business.
 
You must obtain prior written permission from Ordnance Survey and pay a royalty for all other uses and/or copies made. Please write to Ordnance Survey, Copyright Licensing, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 4GU, Fax: 023 8079 2535.
 

National Fraud Initiative – Fair Processing Notice 

This authority 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, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
 
The Audit Commission appoints the auditor to audit the accounts of this authority. It 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 far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates 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.
 
The Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Audit Commission for matching for each exercise, and these are set out in the Audit Commission’s guidance, which can be found at www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nfi.
 
The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
 
Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a code of practice. This may be found at http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/audit-regime/codes-of-audit-practice/.
 
For further information on the Audit Commission’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information, see http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/national-fraud-initiative/fair-processing-notice-full-text/
 
For further information on data matching at this authority contact Paul Williams, Internal Audit, 01245 431212 or email paul.williams@essex.gov.uk.