INCREASING PRESSURE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC PURSE AND INCREASE EFFICIENCIES

Staying ahead of an increasing caseload of applications for benefits or services is a significant challenge for local authorities and other Government organisations today. Coupled with the need to reduce their exposure to fraud and mistaken payments and streamline processes, local authorities and public sector organisations are coming under increased pressure to reduce losses and increase efficiencies.

HOUSING BENEFITS

Housing benefit overpayments are the highest recorded at 6.4% in 2017

OVERPAYMENTS

2% of expenditure overpaid in 2016/17 amounting to £3.6bn of overpayments

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Universal Credit overpayments have increased due to a rise in official error

Working with the UK Government and public sector organisations for over 20 years

Working with the UK Cabinet Office, Synectics Solutions has developed the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), a data matching solution that combats and prevents fraudulent activities for public sector organisations and local authorities.

The NFI has ran every two years since 1996 and matches electronic data across public and private sector bodies. To date, it has been used to identify fraud and overpayments totalling over £1.4 billion.

Synectics Solutions has developed a number of tools focused on preventing fraud losses before they occur, utilising the experience and insights that the National Fraud Initiative can offer.

£1.4 billion

identified


The NFI exercise has helped to identify fraud and overpayments totalling over £1.4 billion

820%

Return on Investment


The NFI currently yields a return on investment of up to 820% for many public sector organisations or authorities

1,300+

Participants


NFI data is provided by over 1,300 participating organisations and consists of 23 different data sources

"The trial of the AppCheck solution was a great success that proved itself very early on by allowing us to identify fraud that would have otherwise potentially not been detected."
Chris Keesing, Anti-Fraud Manager, City of London Corporation

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