New software purchased by Scarborough Borough Council is being used to develop a data hub to combat fraud across the borough.
Following a successful funding bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government, the council was awarded £169,500 to fund the ‘Fraud Hub’ for a two year pilot. The hub aims to reduce a number of different types of fraud, including council tax, NNDR (business rates), tenancy, right to buy, employment and procurement.
To support a culture of shared data analysis, the council, together with Yorkshire Coast Homes, other housing partners, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group and the Safer Communities team, will each upload the data they hold to the Fraud Hub. This information can then be cross checked to give an improved picture of areas and individuals.
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