Council accused of privacy breach

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AN ANGRY resident has accused Harborough Council of breaching her privacy over letters which make clear on the envelope that she owes the authority housing benefit overpayment.

The woman, who lives in a village in the north of the district, is also critical of the wording of two letters sent to her in error by the council, which demand payment in full and threaten legal action and the bailiffs.

The resident, who asked not to be named, said she has been paying back the overpayment by monthly standing order for about eight months.


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