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25th September, 2020 - 2:43pm: Fire van - Granby Industrial Estate - A crew from Weymouth attended a ...Read more

25th September, 2020 - 1pm: Blandford St Mary - Crews from Blandford, Poole and Weymouth attended ...Read more

25th September, 2020 - 2:10pm: Salisbury - A crew attended a call to reports of the wind lifting a la...Read more

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23rd September, 2020 - 8.44am: One pump from Trowbridge and one pump from Warminster were mobilised t...Read more

22nd September, 2020 - 1:37pm: Salisbury crew attended a hedge fire measuring approximately 10 metres...Read more

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National Fraud Initiative

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service 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 is 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 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 the 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 data protection legislation.

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.

For further information on data matching at this authority, contact Sam Harris, Chief Accountant, on 01722 691449.

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