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How Finance uses and shares your data.

Using your data

Reasons for using your data:

  • Statutory requirements e.g. 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 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 including consultations
  • Traded services
  • Equality monitoring
  • Statistical research

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
  • The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (council tax)
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Statistics and Registration Services Act2007
  • The Digital Economy Act 2017
  • Freedom of information Act 2000
  • Environmental Regulation 2004
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2018 Contract - traded services Consent – consultations

Sharing your data

We can share your data with:

  • National Regulators e.g. Information Commissioner’s Office, Ombudsman, Investigatory Powers Commissioner
  • 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
  • Credit Reference Agencies
  • Office of National Statistics (ONS)
  • 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 UK or the EEA. In exceptions where we do, we will ensure equivalent data protection controls are in place.

Updated: 21 May 2021