Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Requests for information (FOI, EIR and SAR)

The Access to Information Team will make every effort to respond to requests for information within the statutory timescales however you are likely to experience delays as resources are re-directed to front line services because of Coronavirus. We apologise for this and appreciate your understanding and patience.

How we use specific data statements

Use of your NHS number statement

If you are receiving support from Havering Council then the NHS may share your NHS number with our Adult Social Care Team. Read our statement about how we use the number and how you can ask us not to.

Council Advertising Network (CAN)

The Council Advertising Network (CAN) is responsible for delivering advertising on the London Borough of Havering website. Please take a moment to read their privacy policy.

Notification of the National Fraud Initiative Data Matching Exercise

Havering Council 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, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

How the council collects and processes your personal information

How we collect and use personal data is set out in our data protection privacy notice.

The Cabinet Office

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.

The Cabinet Office currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, and these are set out in the Cabinet Office’s guidance.

The National Fraud Initiative is conducted using the data matching powers bestowed on the Minister for the Cabinet Office by Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (LAAA).

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