The reasons we use your data 

  • Statutory requirements e.g. 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 are allowed to use your data 

Legal obligation 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 
  • Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) 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 

  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts, Tribunals 
  • Police 
  • Education Providers 
  • Internal council departments (e.g. empty homes, environmental health) 
  • Other Local Authorities 
  • Immigration Service 
  • Government Departments e.g. HMRC, DWP, DCLG 
  • Contractors providing revenues and benefits services (e.g. off-site processing, personal budgeting support, emergency food provision etc.) and IT services 
  • Elected Members 
  • Enforcement agents 
  • External Auditors/Solicitors 
  • 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