Risk-Based Verification Software

Friday, 31 August 2018
Reference
2018071627000017
Category
Request Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Response Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Question

I would like to request the following information:

  1. The name of the software system used by the council for the purposes of risk based verification and the company that manufactures said software

  2. The total number of claims on which risk based verification was used

  3. the total number of claims from white* applicants which were flagged by the system as being a) low-risk b) medium-risk, c) high-risk and the number of said claims which were subsequently refused/withdrawn

  4. the total number of claims from black* applicants which were flagged by the system as being a) low-risk b) medium-risk, c) high-risk and the number of said claims which were subsequently refused/withdrawn

  5. the total number of claims from Asian* applicants which were flagged by the system as being a) low-risk b) medium-risk, c) high-risk and the number of said claims which were subsequently refused/withdrawn

  6. the total number of claims from mixed-race* applicants which were flagged by the system as being a) low-risk b) medium-risk, c) high-risk and the number of said claims which were subsequently refused/withdrawn

  7. the total number of claims from other* applicants which were flagged by the system as being a) low-risk b) medium-risk, c) high-risk and the number of said claims which were subsequently refused/withdrawn

* or equivalent ethnicity as recorded by the council.

Answer

The Comhairle do not use a risk based verification system to select cases to review so cannot answer any of the questions.