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Accurate and honest declarations

Published on 22 January 2020

Consent declarations

Some declarations are primarily concerned with the signatory consenting to the gathering, processing, retention and sharing of the data they provide. This type of declaration is not to be confused with a counter-fraud declaration.

In circumstances where a consent declaration and a counter fraud declaration are both required, designers should aim to separate them to maintain the clarity and purpose of each statement and the consequences stated or implied in them.

The Personal Independence Payment application form (see Appendix 1 - Personal Independence Payment) is a good example of this separation of purpose into two separate sections.