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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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SFHA Response on FOI Draft Order

The SFHA has submitted its response to Scottish Government on the draft order proposing extension of Freedom of Infromation legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries.

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Extension of Freedom of Information to RSLs

Responses to the Scottish Government consultation on extending Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs and their subsidiaries are due on Wednesday 7 March. If you would like to feed into the SFHA response please get in touch.

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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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SFHA Evidence Discussed at LGC Committee Prior to Approval of FOI Order

The SFHA Submitted evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee regarding the order to extend FOI to RSLs, which is in the final stages of the parliamentary procedure.   Whilst no amendments could be made by the Committee at this stage, SFHA took the opportunity to highlight the aspects of the order that remain concerning - most notably the implementation date. The Committee discussed these points prior to approving the order on 20 March 2018.   Whilst highlighting that the 11 November implementation date would remain, the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans Graeme Dey MSP highlighted that his "ear would be open to any issues raised" during the implmentation period.

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CEO Freedom of Information briefings: available to book now

Scottish Information Commissioner invites all CEOs to attend one of two half-day events taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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