THE Scottish information commissioner has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to include housing associations in plans to extend the organisations who must respond to freedom of information requests.

Campaigners have long argued that tenants lose their FOI rights when council houses move into housing associations.

Those campaigners received a boost at the start of the year when Rosemary Agnew, the Scottish information commissioner, warned that not covering housing associations, risked “our right to information… being slowly eroded”.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.