FoI legislation



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

Housing associations to be considered for FOI laws in surprise U-turn

The Scottish Government has reversed its intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations.

Published 3 November 2015

GWSF welcomes common sense approach on Freedom of Information

The Scottish Government’s intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations has been welcomed by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 15 June 2015