Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has raised concerns that charities delivering public services could be burdened by a new drive to broaden the scope of Freedom of Information requirements.
Sir Stephen was a commenting on a statement made by justice minister Simon Hughes in the House of Commons this week. Hughes said: “We intend to publish a revised code of practice to make sure that private companies that carry out public functions have Freedom of Information requirements in their contracts and go further than that. We hope that that will be in place by the end of this year.”
In response Sir Stephen has written to the justice minister, urging him not to place undue and unfair burdens on charities with any reforms to Freedom of Information regulations.