NFI Matters Edition 5

Welcome to NFI Matters Edition 5


NFI Matters connects the NFI community and provides the latest news and developments on what matters most to its members – reducing fraud and error.

In this issue, the main focus is on how the NFI has adapted to help stop fraud as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 lockdown has created major challenges for many areas of government, and has been especially hard on local councils trying to maintain vital front line services. Some of the government’s financial measures put in place, and disbursed through Councils, have provided critical support to the British people at this time.

However, distributing these loans and grants means that now, more than ever, Councils need to be increasingly vigilant of those bad actors who might seek to exploit this situation and fraudulently apply for assistance where they are not eligible.

This issue of NFI Matters provides some vital information to help make sure you understand how to prepare for the 2020/21 NFI data upload process. There’s also some great advice for how to make this process easier for you, and how to get the most out of your matches when they are released early next year.

In this issue: 

  • Your timetable for 2020/21 NFI submission process.
  • Understanding changes to the NFI fee structure for the 2020/21 exercise.
  • Make your preparations for this year's NFI exercise easier.
  • Looking ahead to match release – how to work with the NFI effectively. Let’s celebrate success together!
  • And much more...



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