The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is committed to the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) process and will again be undertaking a data matching exercise in late 2018.
We accept that the vast majority of payments we make are legitimate but feel that this exercise is very much worthwhile in order to protect the Pension Fund against any possible fraud.
The NFI currently matches all public sector pension scheme data (of which the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is one) to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) database of deceased persons. This acts as an automated life certification process for the Pension Fund.
This exercise is a Cabinet Office initiative. More information can be found on the Gov.uk website.