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The Isle of Wight Council as data controller will process your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  The personal details provided by you may be shared with other departments within the Council for the recovery of any debts owed to the Council, for providing assistance in relation to tenancies, Blue Badge Applications, maximising claimants’ income, bringing empty properties back into use and to identify persons responsible for Business Rates and/or Council Tax. The departments include Council Tax, Benefits, Parking Services, Business Rates, Electoral Registration, Housing Services, Supporting People, Blue Badge, Strengthening Families, Community Services Financial Assessment and Sundry Debts (including Housing Benefit overpayments).

The Council may also be required to disclose personal information to third parties (such as the Police or Department for Work and Pensions) for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime or apprehending or prosecuting offenders. 

The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use council tax and Housing Benefit information 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.

The Council is required under section 6 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to participate in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching exercise.   Council Tax data will be provided to the Audit Commission for NFI and will be used for cross-system and cross-authority comparison with other relevant organisations’ data for the prevention and detection of fraud.