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Dept of Works & Pensions access to bank details?

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Written on: 30.10.2009 [16:35]
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Does the Department of Works & Pensions have access to our bank details? Isn’t this against the data protection act in someway? I recently found out that I owe the DWP around £150 and when I called them up the other day they told me that due to the large amount of bills coming out of my account at the moment they will either set up an instalment plan or collect later on in the year. How could they access my bank details?
Written on: 02.11.2009 [16:21]
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Well if they've told you that they've looked at it they obviously have!! Not sure if it goes against any laws, perhaps bank accounts have something in the small print about giving them access.

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  • Written on: 02.11.2009 [17:01]
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    I know that the Valuation Office Agency has access to our bank details……so perhaps it’s the same kind of agreement.... banghead.gif