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8(1)The Board may require—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)an authority administering housing benefit or council tax benefit, or
(b)a person authorised to exercise any function of such an authority relating to such a benefit,
to supply benefit administration information held by the authority or other person to, or to a person providing services to, the Board for use for any purpose relating to tax credits, child benefit or guardian’s allowance.
(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “benefit administration information”, in relation to an authority or other person, means any information which is relevant to the exercise of any function relating to housing benefit or council tax benefit by the authority or other person.
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