The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives everyone a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities. From 11th November 2019, Registered Social Landlords will be classed as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002 Act (FOISA).
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.
Public authorities are under a legal obligation to:
- publish the classes of information that the authority makes routinely available
- tell the public how to access the information and whether information is available free of charge or on payment
Alongside the Act, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold.
Gardeen Housing Association proactively publishes a significant amount of information about the Association through official publications and our Annual Report. We provide information to organisations like the Scottish Housing Regulator, The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority which is accessible to the public.
We also publish information about the Association such as our policies and procedures, annual reports and financial information on our website.
We will provide more information about FOI over the next few months.