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Benefits and council tax reduction privacy notice

  1. As a Data Controller Buckinghamshire Council collects data relating to owners & occupiers of properties in its area for the purposes of payment of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
  2. Such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject and/or the performance of a task carried out in the public interest under Council Tax and Benefit legislation.
  3. Our aim is to destroy such personal data 6 years after a claim has ended and;
  4. We will share your personal data, if appropriate, with:
    • HM Revenues and Customers and Department for Work and Pensions.
    • A nominated third party or personal representative, following authority from you to do so.
    • Any of the parties listed on receipt of a copy of a Financial Power of Attorney
    • Other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, and in relation to safeguarding purposes or in connection with the prevention of crime, criminal or legal investigations or proceedings including fraud (and the National Fraud Initiative) or regulatory functions.
  5. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF or email dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.