The reasons we use your data

  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government
  • Collection of council tax and business rates
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime inc. fraud
  • Ordering of goods and services
  • Payment for goods and services
  • Payment of salaries, allowances and expenses
  • Collection of charges made for services provided
  • Collection of overpaid housing benefit or debt
  • Insurance claims
  • Financial & transactions
  • Payroll transactions
  • Collection of debt
  • Research inc. consultations
  • Traded services
  • Equality Monitoring

Why we are allowed to use your data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

  • The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (business rates)
  • The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (council tax)
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Equality Act 2010


Traded services



Who we can share your data with

  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts
  • Police
  • Health Agencies
  • Education Providers
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Immigration Service
  • Government Departments e.g. HMRC, DWP
  • Private & investigators and contracted third party investigation companies and 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