The purpose for this processing
To record and process the information necessary to assess a businesses’ eligibility for, and payment of, business grant schemes that have been introduced by Government in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legal basis for this processing
Article 6 (e)
Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
What data we collect about you (fields)?
Bank account details
Business Rates account number
Business Identifier Number (Charitable Commission Registration Number, Companies House number, Company number, Your Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference number)
VAT registration number
Number of employees
Size of business
Information on trading
Information on income/loss
Bank statements/lease agreements/mortgage agreements
Other forms of evidence as required
How long do we keep your personal data?
Your information will be kept for 6 years in accordance with the Council’s Retention Schedule
However, you do have the right to contact us and ask for your information to be removed where there is no legal obligation or statutory requirement for it to be kept. You can exercise this right by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Who do we share it with?
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
National Fraud Initiative
The Cabinet Office
Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs
Northgate Software Services
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Valuation Office Agency
Essex County Council
Section 56 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 enables public authorities to share information in order to take action in connection with fraud against a public authority. This type of information sharing helps us to improve our ability to identify and reduce the risk of fraud against the public sector and recover public sector funds.
Where we get it from?
The data subject themselves
Accountants representing the data subject
Persons authorised by the data subject to liaise on their behalf
If automated decision making applies to this processing
No automated decision making applies to this process.