Cambridge City Council's use of the National Anti-Fraud Network

Richard Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridge City Council

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Could you please let me know if Cambridge City Council is a member of the "National Anti-Fraud Network" (NAFN) (1)?

If the council is a member, or uses the network's services, could you please release:

1. The contract (or equivalent document) between the council and the NAFN.

2. If not included in the contract, information on the costs to the council of being a member; including subscription fees, charges for services, and any staff or equipment made available to the network.

3. Information on the benefit the council has gained from its work with NAFN, including which services it has used, how often, and for what purposes.

4. Details of any safeguards in place to ensure that information is only requested from NAFN in circumstances where obtaining that information is proportionate.

Following the establishment of a NAFN “national centre”, new services such as live information (eg. on phone calls in progress) are to be offered by the NAFN from April 2009. (2) Could you please release any details you have about these new services. I would also like information relating to any decision the council has made to use, or not use, specific services offered.

Finally, if Cambridge City Council is no longer a member of NAFN (there is evidence it was a member in 2005 (3)), could you let me know why, and when, it ceased to be a member.

1. http://www.nafn.gov.uk/index.asp

2. http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/ripa-regulating...

3. http://www2.northumberland.gov.uk/fraud/... (Appendix A)

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Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

An article on my website expands on the reasons behind this request:
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/council-spy-hq-...

James Stevens, Cambridge City Council

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Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. The answers to your request are attached.

Yours sincerely

James Stevens
Fraud Prevention Team Leader
Cambridge City Council

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28/03/2009 19:58 >>>
Could you please let me know if Cambridge City Council is a member
of the "National Anti-Fraud Network" (NAFN) (1)?

If the council is a member, or uses the network's services, could
you please release:

1. The contract (or equivalent document) between the council and
the NAFN.

2. If not included in the contract, information on the costs to
the
council of being a member; including subscription fees, charges
for
services, and any staff or equipment made available to the
network.

3. Information on the benefit the council has gained from its
work
with NAFN, including which services it has used, how often, and
for
what purposes.

4. Details of any safeguards in place to ensure that information
is
only requested from NAFN in circumstances where obtaining that
information is proportionate.

Following the establishment of a NAFN “national centre”, new
services such as live information (eg. on phone calls in
progress)
are to be offered by the NAFN from April 2009. (2) Could you
please
release any details you have about these new services. I would
also
like information relating to any decision the council has made to
use, or not use, specific services offered.

Finally, if Cambridge City Council is no longer a member of NAFN
(there is evidence it was a member in 2005 (3)), could you let me
know why, and when, it ceased to be a member.

1. http://www.nafn.gov.uk/index.asp

2. http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/ripa-regulating...

3.

http://www2.northumberland.gov.uk/fraud/...

(Appendix A)

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Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Further blog post about this: http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/cambridgeshire-...