FoI legislation

TC Young: Nine months and counting until Freedom of Information comes to the RSL sector

In light of the announcement by the Scottish Government regarding the implementation date for Freedom of Information (FOI) applying to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), Eileen Barr and Len Freedman outline the areas covered by the new regime.

Published 12 February 2019

FOI to apply to Registered Social Landlords from November 2019

Housing associations in Scotland will come under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act from November this year, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 11 February 2019

Blog: Freedom of information net closing on housing associations

Paul Motion and Muneeb Gill from BTO explore the implications of a draft order that will designate Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and RSL subsidiaries as “public authorities” for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 from April 2019.

Published 12 December 2017

Plan to extend FOI legislation to housing associations from April 2019

Housing associations in Scotland could be subject to Freedom of Information (FOI) laws from April 2019, subject to a parliamentary vote, it has been announced.

Published 7 December 2017

Scottish Government to respond to FOI consultation in Autumn

The Scottish Government has revealed that it will issue its formal response to the consultation regarding potential extension of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in the Autumn.

Published 25 April 2017

Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland offers to assist RSLs prepare for FoI coverage

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is to re-establish the Scottish Public Information Forum so it can work with stakeholders on access to information rights.

Published 21 April 2017

Blog: RSLs: The final FOI countdown?

The Scottish Government published a consultation document in December 2016, seeking views on whether the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) should be extended to Scottish registered social landlords (RSLs).  Consultation responses have now been received, 73 of which have been published.

Published 18 April 2017

CIH Scotland reaffirms opposition to extending FOI legislation to RSLs

CIH Scotland has outlined its concerns about the implications of extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 28 February 2017

Consultation on extending coverage of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs

The Scottish Government’s consultation on extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) closes on February 23.

Published 8 February 2017

Blog: What is FOI and why should RSLs be interested?

Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal responds to the Scottish Government consultation on extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland. 

Published 5 December 2016

Government opens consultation into extending FOI to social landlords

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation proposing the extension of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland.

Published 1 December 2016

Blog: RSLs – get your environmental information houses in order now in preparation for FOI

Consultant and solicitor Daradjeet Jagpal dissects the Scottish Information Commissioner's latest decision notice regarding a request for information to Ayrshire Housing and underline the importance of RSL compliance.

Published 10 November 2016

SFHA and GWSF defend Freedom of Information position

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) have responded to claims that they are resistant to housing associations being included within Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.

Published 28 September 2016

Blog: Why Housing Associations need to embrace FOI

By Chris Bartter – Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland

Published 22 September 2016

SFHA and GWSF publish new openness and transparency guidance

New guidance has been issued to help housing associations make the right amount of information available both to tenants and other stakeholders.

Published 15 September 2016