Why do we collect your information?

Both of  these schemes are intended to facilitate the monetary payment of support for domestic energy consumers in Great Britain that would otherwise not receive that support through the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS). Once domestic energy consumers have applied to receive support for either the EBSS Alternative Fund Payment (EBSS AFP) or the Alternative Fuel Payment. Alternative Fund (APF AF) and their application has gone through internal verification, eligible applicants’ details will be shared with local authorities via a secure portal.

What is our lawful basis?

The lawful basis for the council to collect and use your personal information is because:

  • it is necessary for the council to perform a task in the public interest or whilst conducting its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.

The relevant statute that underpins the processing is: Local Government Act 2003 Section 31

What types of information do we collect?

Personal Data made available by BEIS to Fylde Council in order for us to make payment to applicants is: the applicant’s name, address, date of birth, email address, phone number and bank details (i.e. sort code, account number and name on account), relevant contact details of any third party individual supporting or making the application on behalf of the applicant and other relevant data that may be provided by the applicant (or third party individual supporting the applicant) to support applications to the Scheme.

Personal Data provided by Fylde Council to BEIS as part of our reporting obligations under the Scheme include; Application reference number; Applicant’s name (and any contact details for any third party individual supporting or making the application on behalf of the applicant); Date application received; Outcome of application and reason for decision-making; Assurance evidence (such as bank account details, Council Tax records, UK Driving licence, utility bill, care home invoice, tenancy agreement)

Who do we share your information with?

Information will be shared with Fylde Council by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) and from Fylde Council to BEIS in order to deliver the support available. We will share data with relevant council departments e.g. revenues where we determine that someone should be liable for Council Tax following an application to the scheme.