Why we use your data

We use your data for:

  • statutory requirements such as reporting to government
  • service delivery
  • service improvement and planning
  • regulatory and enforcement functions
  • prevention and detection of crime
  • financial transactions
  • debt recovery
  • payment of benefit and take up
  • research
  • equality monitoring

Why we can use your data

We can use your data if it is a legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

  • The Local Government Finance Act 1992
  • Local Government Finance Act 1988
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Social Security Administration Act 1992
  • Social Security Contributions Act
  • Housing Benefit Regulations 2006
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Local Government Finance Act 2012
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • The Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • Customer Support Grant – Welfare provision

Who we can share your data with

We can share your data with:

  • judicial agencies such as courts
  • police and other crime enforcement agencies
  • Education Providers
  • internal council departments such as empty homes, environmental health
  • other local authorities
  • Immigration Service
  • government departments such as HM Revenue and Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, Department Communities and Local Government
  • contractors providing revenues and benefits services such as off-site processing, personal budgeting support, emergency food provision and IT services
  • elected members
  • enforcement agents
  • Cabinet Office (National Fraud Initiative Exercise)

When computers make any decisions about you

Not applicable.

When your data gets sent to other countries

Not applicable.