Data Protection

We will process the information given to us in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 & The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Further Information about your rights can be found on the council website or alternatively if you have any questions please email us.

Terms and Conditions

1.    I declare that all the details that I have given on this form are true and complete.

2.    I shall notify the Council immediately if any of the details change.

3.    I understand that Stirling Council must protect public funds and may use these details to prevent and detect fraud, part of this process may involve the use of credit reference agencies. We may share your information internally with other Council Departments, as well as other Local Authorities. Information may be shared with other public bodies such as the DWP, HMRC & Police and will do so where the law requires this. We will also generally comply with requests from specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate.

Description of a Student for Council Tax purposes


The student’s course must:

• be provided by a specified university, college or polytechnic; and
• require attendance for at least 24 weeks in each academic year; and
• require 21 hours or more attendance per week.

Students aged under 20

Persons aged under 20 are defined as students if their course

• requires more than 12 hours attendance per week for 3 months or more up to Higher Scottish Certificate of Education and
• is not a correspondence course, an evening class or in connection with their employment

Foreign Language Assistants

Foreign language assistants must be registered with the Central Bureau for Education Visits and Exchanges as a foreign language assistant.

Student Nurses

Only student nurses studying academic courses at college or university, or a Nursing Diploma Student qualify as students. Other student nurses may still qualify for a different discount and must get a Student Nurse Certificate to accompany their claim.

These notes do not cover every detail of the legislation. Please contact us if you want more information


Last updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:16 PM