Single person discount

Assessing claims for single person discount - Fair processing notice

Under the GDPR, you have the right to be informed about how your personal data is used. This Fair processing notice explains:

  • how the council will use your personal information to assess claims for single person discount
  • your data rights.

What type of personal data will be processed

The following types of personal data will be used during the assessment:

  • name and address.

No special category data will be processed.

Purposes for using personal data and how personal data will be processed

Your personal data will be used to work out the council tax single person discount.

Names and addresses of account holders will be shared with Civica UK Limited to review:

  • council tax accounts
  • discount claims.

Your information will also be compared with other sources including:

  • credit reference agencies
  • Electoral register and
  • any other relevant data sources

to check if another adult may be living at the property.

The council is then provided with details of the possibility of additional people linked to the property. This may mean single person discount is not applicable.

What are the lawful bases for processing personal data

Personal data will be used because processing is necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation to which the council is subject
  • perform a task carried out in public interest.

How is personal data obtained?

Personal data will primarily be collected from the council’s tax system.

How long is personal data held for

We will retain personal data in line with our retention policy.

Your data rights

The GDPR gives you particular data rights over how your personal data is used. Please check the council’s Privacy policy for further details.