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Further Freedom of Information (FOI) guidance and upcoming programme

  In early August, we shared with members our Open All Hours publication, that provided a template guide to information to aid with meeting the publication requirement under FOI.   We are pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with TC Young to provide further guidance and services in relation to FOI and data protection.  

Update to Open All Hours available now

In 2016, SFHA and GWSF jointly commissioned Open All Hours – A Model Publication Framework for Housing Associations and Co-operatives.   The guidance was developed to provide guidance and recommendations about the range of information that should be readily available to tenants, customers and members of the public – especially through publication on websites. An update to this guidance, reflecting the publication requirements under Freedom of Information legislation is now available to all SFHA and GWSF members.  

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Update on further SFHA FOI guidance and events

Following a series of events with Scottish Information Commissioner, SFHA, in conjunction with GWSF, is developing an update to its 2016 publication “Open All Hours”, along with further guidance and templates to aid members meet FOI requirements.  

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Extension of FOI Update - SFHA Writes to Minister Following Meeting with SG Officials

SFHA has written to the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, to follow up on our recent meeting with Scottish Government officials regarding the proposed extension of Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.  SFHA met with officials from the FOI Unit and housing divisions of Scottish Government on 22 November.

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SFHA Writes to Minister for Parliamentary Business

SFHA has continued to press Scottish Government for a meeting to discuss its consultation response and accompanying annex to the draft order proposing extension of FOI to RSLs and subsidiaries.   SFHA Head of Public Affairs Sarah Boyack has written to Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe FitzPatrick MSP.  

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SFHA Guidance - Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Housing associations and co-operatives are subject to requests under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. SFHA, in conjunction with TC Young, produced a briefing in 2015 regarding these requirements, and has highlighted a case study from within the sector of dealing with EIR requests in practice. 

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Scottish Government Publishes FOI Consultation Responses

The Scottish Government has published the responses it received to its consultation on a draft order extending FOI legislation to RSLs.

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Data Protection Officer (DPO) services

A key part of the Freedom of Information legislation which will come into force for RSLs on 11 November will be the requirement to employ a DPO. We acknowledge that different members have different requirements which is why we are delighted to announce we have negotiated three packages of support to meet everyone’s requirements, all at discounted rates for SFHA members.

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Update To Open All Hours Now Available

An update to guidance reflecting requirements under Freedom of Information legislation is now available to all SFHA and GWSF members.

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Housing Scotland 2019 Sponsors’ Week: Really Good Data Protection

11 and 12 June, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

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Housing Scotland 2019 Sponsors’ Week: BTO

11 and 12 June, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

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Lister publishes management committee minutes on website

Minutes will be published monthly once approved by the following management committee meeting.

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Live today: online streaming of FOI extension training for SFHA members

SFHA members can log in to the SFHA website to the live stream in this article, to enable them to watch the live streaming of the event at 10.00am this morning.

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Live online streaming for SFHA members: FOI extension training on Monday 20 May

FOI event on Monday 20 May to be live streamed for SFHA members.

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