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Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Monday, January 11, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449536

The Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment takes into account responses to the consultation on extending coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in respect of the business impact on the various organisations proposed for inclusion.

Executive Summary

Consultation took place between June and September 2015 on extending coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to various organisations, including private prison contractors, providers of secure accommodation, grant-aided schools and independent special schools.

As part of the consultation process respondents were invited to provide views on the potential business impact of the proposals, for example, the financial and administrative implications. Meetings were also held with relevant bodies.

Relevant responses to the consultation inform the business and regulatory impact assessment.