Council Tax and Benefits privacy notice

How Council Tax and Benefits uses and shares your data.

Using your data

Reasons for using your data:

  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Financial transactions
  • Research including consultations                                                                                   

Why we are allowed to use your data

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

  • The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992
  • Freedom of information Act 2000
  • Environmental Regulation 2004
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Sharing your data

We can share your data with:

  • National Regulators e.g. Information Commissioner’s Office, Ombudsman, Investigatory Powers Commissioner
  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Financial transactions
  • Research including consultations
  • Equality monitoring
  • Other departments within the Council

Using your data to make automated decisions

We do not use your data to make automated decisions.

Data sent to countries outside of the EEA

Generally, the Council will not process your personal data outside of the EEA. In exceptions where we do, we will ensure equivalent data protection controls are in place.