Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) gives everyone a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities.
From 11 November 2019 Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association will be designated as Scottish Public Authority and will need to make information available in accordance with FOISA.
The aim of FOISA is to increase openness and transparency by allowing people to access information about how decisions are taken and how public services are delivered.
About Freedom of Information
FOISA requires Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has the approval of the Scottish Information Commissioner and publish information in accordance with that scheme. FOISA requires us 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 FOISA, the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs) provide a separate right of access to the environmental information that we hold.
Model Publication Scheme
We have adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2018, produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner and this can be downloaded here.
The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information. We have developed a Guide to Information for this purpose and this is available here . Our Guide to Information also provides details of charges we may apply to requests we handle.
Freedom of Information Policy
The Association has adopted a Freedom of Information policy which details how we will approach requests for information and this can be downloaded here.