Why we use your data

We use your data for:

  • statutory requirements such as reporting to Government
  • collection of council tax and rates
  • service delivery
  • service improvement and planning
  • regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • prevention and detection of crime including fraud
  • ordering of goods and services
  • payment for goods and services
  • payment of salaries, allowances and expenses
  • payment of Housing Benefit and benefit take-up
  • collection of charges made for services provided
  • collection of overpaid housing benefit or debt
  • insurance claims
  • financial transactions
  • payroll transactions
  • collection of debt
  • research including consultations
  • traded services
  • 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 1988 (rates)
  • The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (council tax)
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Equality Act 2010

We can also use your data if you’ve entered into a contract (traded services) or if you’ve consented by taking part in a consultation.

Who we can share your data with

We can share your data with:

  • judicial agencies such as courts
  • police and other crime enforcement agencies
  • health agencies
  • education providers
  • other local authorities
  • immigration service
  • government departments such as HMRC, DWP
  • private investigators and contracted third party investigation companies and enforcement agents (bailiffs)
  • elected members & MPs (as your representative)
  • contractors providing IT services
  • Funding Bodies
  • 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.