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Responses to the call for evidence on extending data-sharing powers between the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and local authorities in relation to welfare services and housing benefit.
This call for evidence sought views about proposals to share customer data between DWP and local authorities, in relation to the provision of welfare services.
Parliament is considering introducing regulation-making powers which will broaden current data-sharing powers. If the new power is introduced customer details could be shared in more circumstances than is currently the case. The aim is to make it easier and simpler for customers to apply for and receive a range of different welfare services.
The government published its response to this call for evidence on 21 November 2011.