In 2019, 29 councils agreed to share data with HMRC about Council Tax debt. This allowed them to obtain information about employment for a sample of residents who had not paid their Council Tax and who had received a magistrates’ court liability order.
HMRC, as joint data controller to these agreements, has published the business cases and Data Protection Impact Assessments for these pilots.
On this page, you can read the Council Tax debt data usage agreement between HMRC and local authorities, and find data for local authorities starting with the letters ‘M’ to ‘S’.
On other pages, you can find data for local authorities:
These pilots are intended to test whether debts can be managed and recovered using HMRC data.
Permission to use data in this way is included in the The Digital Economy Act 2017, and is being published in line with the Code of Practice for transparency included in that legislation.
Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act can be emailed to HMRC.