Privacy notice

Calculate my progressive reductions is provided by Defra.

Defra is the data controller for pages starting with - for example,

If you follow a link to a service provided by another government department, agency or local authority, that organisation will:

  • be the data controller
  • be responsible for processing any data you share with them
  • publish and manage their own privacy notice with details of how to contact them


If you make a claim for Universal Credit, the Department for Work and Pensions will be the responsible controller. The service’s own privacy notice will apply.

A data controller determines how and why personal data is processed. For more information, read the Cabinet Office’s entry in the Data Protection Public Register.

What data we collect

The personal data we collect from you includes:

Where you provide your consent, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. This includes IP addresses.

Google Analytics processes information about:

  • the pages you visit on GOV.UK
  • how long you spend on each GOV.UK page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would directly identify who you are.

Find out more about how we use Google Analytics and other cookies on this service.

Why we need your data

We collect your personal data in order to:

  • gather feedback to improve our services
  • monitor use of the site to identify security threats
  • monitor the performance of the site to identify inefficiencies and JavaScript errors

We use the information we collect through Google Analytics to see how you use the service and to see how well the site performs on your device.

We do this to help:

  • make sure the service is meeting the needs of its users
  • make improvements
  • make performance improvements, for example improving page load time and data usage

What we do with your data

The data we collect with Google Analytics cookies is transferred and stored with Google where we analyse it with Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics). We do not allow Google to use or share this data for their own purposes.

We will not:

  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes

Where your data is processed and stored

All personal data is stored in the European Economic Area (EEA). Data collected by Google Analytics may be transferred outside the EEA for processing.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data - for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately

You can also:

  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances

If you have any of these requests, get in contact with our Privacy Team.

Links to other websites

This service contains links to other websites.

This privacy notice only applies to Calculate my progressive reductions, and does not cover other government services and transactions that we link to. These services, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Contact us or make a complaint

You can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO):

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2 Marsham Street

This notice was last updated on 13/01/2022