Finance and Performance

Please use this page to read our Counter Fraud Statements and browse our Expenditure over £25K reports.

Please see our annual reports page for further information about our finances and expenditure.

Counter Fraud

The ICB 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, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise.

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 processing of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under data protection legislation or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however the Cabinet Office have set out how your data will be used and your rights.

For further information on data matching at the ICB please contact Emily Bosley at

Losses and Special Payments Guidance

The Losses and Special Payments guidance is prepared as procedural guidance for Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).

The purpose of this document is to establish best practice that can be incorporated into the ICB’s Standing Financial Instructions.

You can find the ICB’s Standing Financial Instructions within our Governance Handbook.

Capital Plans

Integrated Care Boards and Local Health and Care Systems are required by the Health and Care Bill to prepare and publish an annual plan for the use of system capital resources.  The plans have been prepared in collaboration with system partners and reflect plans submitted to and agreed by NHSEngland.

Expenditure over £25K

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Page last modified: 1 June 2023
Next review due: 1 December 2023