Fair Processing

Birmingham City Council, process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligation to assess and collect council tax or business rates bills. All personal data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The legal basis that allows us to use your information is ‘public task’. We have a statutory duty to administer and collect business rates in accordance with the following legislation:

  • Local Government Finance Act 1988
  • Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) Regulations 1989

Your personal data may be shared with departments within the Council.  Your personal data may also be shared with other organisations and may include:

  • Department for Work and Pensions (only as part of recovery procedures)
  • External enforcement agents
  • The Valuation Tribunal Service
  • External Processing Agencies (as and when required)
  • The Insolvency Service
  • HM Revenues & Customs
  • Other public bodies, including other billing authorities
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Business Improvement District Companies
  • Anyone else required in order that we can undertake our public task

The Council participates in the ‘Cabinet Office Fraud Initiative’. This requires us to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching purposes. We do not require your consent to share the data with the Cabinet Office, and the matching is carried out with statutory authority under part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

In accordance with our retention schedule, we shall keep your personal data for a period of 6 years.

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data, and details of these as well as how to exercise your rights and who to contact are on the privacy page.

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