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1. Do you agree that freedom of information legislation should be extended to Registered Social Landlords, as proposed in this consultation paper?

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3. The proposed order would be expected to come into force on 1 April 2018. Do you consider this a reasonable timescale, allowing for preparation for inclusion?

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4. We would welcome comments on the draft partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment provided at Annex A.

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I agree a lot of public money is given to RSL's in the form of Rent Rebates and Care & Support charges there should be coherent and consistent records kept to ensure tenants are receiving value for money. FOI ensures these records can be accessed in the event of a dissatisfied tenant or in the event of a mistake which has a detrimental effected on a service user. RSL's should be as accountable as councils when public funds are being used within their service.

5. We would welcome comments on how these proposals might impact on ‘Equality Groups’ i.e. in respect of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexuality, children’s rights etc. Comments will inform the Equalities Impact Assessment and Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment to be completed following consultation.

Comments
This should not have a detrimental impact on the above groups if managed correctly.