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 Advice for people applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate

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The three UK credit reference agencies (CRAs) hold information about virtually every UK adult. Under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act, you are entitled to see a copy of the information the CRAs hold about you. This is called your credit report. With your permission, organisations can also see some or all of the information on your credit report. They might do this, for example, to help them:

Because your credit report may show a link between your current and former names, we and the other CRAs have each arranged a special service to help you manage the information on your report. We have also produced an advice pack that contains information to help you order your report and begin the process of updating your information.

If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to get hold of an advice pack straight away. You should then read and follow the recommendations in the pack as soon as possible. You do not need to go to all three agencies, any one of them will be able to help you and they will (with your permission) inform the other two agencies of any changes for you.

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