National Fraud Initiative – Level 2 Fair Processing Notice
Newry Mourne and Down District 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. The Local Government Auditor audits the accounts of this Council.
The Comptroller and Auditor General is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises under his powers in Articles 4A to 4G of the Audit and Accountability (Northern Ireland) Order 2003. 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 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 Comptroller and Auditor General 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 Comptroller and Auditor General for matching. Details are set out in the NIAO’s website, www.niauditoffice.gov.uk
The use of data by the Comptroller and Auditor General in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority, and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Comptroller and Auditor General is subject to a Code of Practice. This may be found at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk
For further information on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s legal powers and the reasons why he matches particular information, see the NIAO website at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk For further information on data matching at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council contact Gerard Byrne, Audit Services Manager on 028 3031 3140.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act was passed in 2000, the act was devised to enhance the provision of quality information to members of the public.
It was passed to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing people with rights of access to the information held by them and facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money.
To make a request please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Newry Mourne and Down District Council
Downshire Civic Centre
When we receive your request for information, we will first of all ensure that the information is not already routinely published by the Council, in which case we will simply forward you the information or advise where it can be found.
If the information you request is not routinely made available, then we will ascertain if we hold that information and if we do, we will forward it to you within 20 working days of receiving your request, providing no exemptions or exceptions apply.
If we feel that we need additional information from you to be able to deal with your request, we will contact you for further details. This may lengthen the response time.
We believe that, where possible, information should be available to you at no cost. If a charge is applicable, we will contact you to ensure that you are willing to pay the fee.
There is no charge to make a request.
Please see list of available downloads below:
Audit of Accounts 2014-15
Decade of Centenaries Grant Programme 2016
PART 2 - RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNCTIONS:
- ANNEX 1 - TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR COMMITTEES
- ANNEX 2 - COUNCIL'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS
- ANNEX 3 - SCHEME OF DELEGATION FOR OFFICERS
PART 3 - RULES OF PROCEDURE:
- ANNEX 1 - ACCESS TO INFORMATION PROCEDURE RULES
- ANNEX 2 - FINANCIAL PROCEDURE RULES
- ANNEX 3 - CONTRACTS PROCEDURES RULES AND PROCUREMENT POLICY
- ANNEX 4 - COUNCIL STANDING ORDERS
- ANNEX 5 - PLANNING COMMITTEE OPERATING PROTOCOL
PART 4 - CODES AND PROTOCOL:
- ANNEX 1 - THE NI LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COUNCILLORS
- ANNEX 2 - CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
PART 5 - MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES SCHEME
PART 6 - OFFICERS' MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
Procurement (Purchasing) Policies:
Procurement Policy - 2014 Click Here
Procurement Policy - 2015 Click Here
Scheme of Allowances
Schedule of Meetings
Council Committee Members
For Emergency Planning information please visit the legacy Council's web pages:
Newry and Mourne District Council
Down District Council
Downloads will appear here shortly...
Financial Assistance Programme Application Forms
Welcome to our Corporate Plan for 2015-2019. This period heralds a new era for our District, as a new Council (Newry, Mourne & Down District Council) is established following the amalgamation of Newry & Mourne District Council with Down District Council.
This is both an exciting, as well as a challenging time for us all. Although recent economic data points to a recovery which is well underway and real opportunities for future economic prosperity, we continue to have a significant number of areas of social deprivation.
To Read more about our Corporate Plan click here