The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provide for the prevention and detection of fraud.

It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. Data may also be supplied to a credit rating agency, and Council Tax or Housing Benefit fraud investigations could possibly include checks on discount fraud and undeclared cohabiters.

It is therefore important that you advise the Council of any change in circumstances as soon as possible. The Council may also share any data it receives in connection with benefits or Council Tax with other departments within the Council.

Further information is available in the privacy notice.