Melton Borough Council

Valuation Office Scam

Be cautious about people claiming to be from the Valuation Office advising they can reduce your Council Tax band for a fee. Please refrain from disclosing personal information such as bank details

Data protection and freedom of information

The Data Protection Act is the law that covers the processing of personal data.  It includes how the data is obtained, how it is stored, how it can be used and what can be disclosed.  It also give certain rights to people whose personal data is being processed. 

The Council is a Data Controller.  This means we hold personal information about people for the purpose of providing appropriate services. 

The Freedom of Information Act entitles anybody to ask a public sector organisation for recorded information that they keep. 

Anyone can make a request for information.  Your request will be dealt with in line with the regulations depending on what you are requesting:

For personal inforamtion - this will be dealt with under the Data Protection Act

For information about the environment this will be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations  

 

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