Consultation on the Revised Code of Practice on Obtaining Information

Consultation opened on 25 January 2021. Closing date 08 February 2021.

Summary

The Code of Practice on Obtaining Information describes how the Department for Communities will exercise the powers provided under the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001.

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Consultation description

The Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 provides the Department with powers to obtain information from specified organisations about their customers in order to help investigate benefit fraud. The Act requires the Department to issue a Code of Practice on Obtaining Information relating to the exercise of these powers. This Code of Practice has been updated.

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