Revenues, housing benefit and council tax support
|Council Service||Revenues, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support|
|Why we use personal information about you|
Assess your new and ongoing entitlement to housing benefit and/or council tax support.
|Why we are allowed to use your personal information|
Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:
|What sort of information we may hold about you|
The personal data that we hold includes information such as;
|How long we may keep your personal information||Your information will be held electronically or on paper and retained for a minimum period of 6 years after closure of your case or longer period as is deemed necessary. Your information will be held securely and treated confidentially.|
|Who we share your personal data with|
Your personal information will be treated as confidential, but it may be shared with other Council services in order to ensure our records are accurate and up-to-date and to improve the standard of the services we deliver.
We will only use your information in ways which are permitted by the General Data Protection Regulation and the UK Data Protection law. If we need to talk to other people and organisations regarding your information in the course of conducting our enquiries and assessing your entitlements we will obtain your consent. You will give this consent as part of the declaration that is signed when you complete an application form to make a claim.
We would not be able to assess your circumstances and offer the correct advice if this is withheld.
|When computers make any decisions about you||N/A|
|When your data gets sent to other countries||N/A|
You have the right to:
If you require further information about the use of your data or would like to exercise any of the above rights please contact: the Data protection officer at South Ribble Borough council