How we may use your data

We will use the information we have about your business to work out and collect business rates. If you have provided us with personal data (information), we will process this according to the General Data Protection Regulation and other relevant legislation.

We will share your personal data within the Council or with external third parties where it is necessary and the law allows it, to:

  • Check accuracy, which means that we may check your information with other sources within the Council, or with other councils and Government departments.
  • Prevent crime and detect fraud.
  • Collect debt, and for audit purposes.

We will also use the information to prepare statistics and for research.

Our pledge to you:

  • We will not share your personal data with third parties for commercial purposes - for example, we will not sell your data.
  • We will not keep your personal data for longer than necessary.
  • We will keep your personal data secure.
  • We will respect your right to find out what information we have about you.

What we ask of you:

  • Please give us accurate information.
  • Tell us as soon as possible about any changes to your personal information.
  • Tell us if you notice mistakes or inaccuracies in the information we have about you.

For more information about data protection, visit the Information Commissioner's website.