Who will have access to my records and how will the information be used?

  • No personal information (e.g. names and addresses) is provided to researchers.
  • Information collected from records will be held securely with no personal identifiers (e.g. name, address) – like all other data collected by BCS70.
  • The information cannot and will not be used to identify the health / financial circumstances of any named individual.
  • The information cannot and will not be used to identify individuals claiming benefits fraudulently.
  • Giving permission will have no impact on any current or future benefit claims.
  • Information from your records will only be used by academic and social policy researchers for non-commercial research.