Your personal data

Wigan Council has a legal obligation under the Data Protection Act to ensure personal data is collected and processed in a way which complies with the Act. The business rates team will keep your information secure and confidential.

Your data is used for the purpose of the assessment, administration, billing, collection and recovery of business rates.

However, we like all other councils, are under a duty to protect the public funds we administer and so, where the law requires or allows us, we may disclose your personal information for these or related purposes to other internal departments or to third parties.

These may include:

  • Enforcement Agents
  • Tracing agents
  • Debt collection agencies
  • Courts
  • Police
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • The Audit Commission
  • The Valuation Office Agency
  • and other local authorities.
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