FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Nov 11 2019
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
On 3 April 2019 the Scottish Parliament approved an Order bringing Registered Social Landlords and their subsidiaries under the scope of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs).
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 place a general obligation on Scottish Public Authorities to allow the public access to information that they hold. Both FOISA and EIR are overseen by the Scottish Information Commissioner ("SIC").
From 11 November 2019 Reidvale Housing Association will be designated as a Scottish Public Authority and will need to make information available in accordance with FOISA and EIR.
The aim of the Act is to increase openness and transparency by allowing people to access information about how decisions are taken and how public services are delivered.
The legislation places three main duties on Public Authorities. The three duties are:
- Respond to information requests
- Duty to publish information
- Duty to advise and assist
Reidvale Housing Association is committed to the underlying principles of openness and transparency underpinning FOISA and EIR and complying fully with the requirements of said legislation.
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requires all housing associations in Scotland to produce and maintain a publication scheme which details key information that we publish and how it can be accessed. The Guide to Information informs you where and how you can access the information.
If the information you require is not included within the Guide to Information please contact Jacqui Anderson, Data Protection Officer, on Tele no. 0141 554 2406 or email@example.comBack