Freedom of Information
The Assessor and the Board are committed to the principles of openness and transparency and therefore take very seriously their obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
They also recognise that their obligations under the Act and the Regulations require a commitment from all staff to adopt and embrace the principles of openness and transparency.
Below is a link to the current Policy and procedure for dealing with requests for information under the freedom of information (Scotland) act 2002 and the environmental information (Scotland) regulations 2004.FOI - AVJB and Assessor Policy and Procedure
To assist all staff in meeting these commitments Staff Guidance Notes have been prepared. A link to each of the guidance notes can be found below.
No. 1 – Exemptions under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
No. 2 – Freedom of Information Review Procedures
No. 3 – FOI and EIR - Applying the Substantial Prejudice and Public Interest Test
No. 4 – Freedom of Information Costing Enquiries and Proforma
No. 5 – Freedom of Information and Public Sector Contracts
No. 6 - How to Recognise Environmental Information
No. 7 – Exemptions under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
No. 8 – Environmental Information Internal Review Procedures
FOI Inclusion of Disclosure Provisions in Contracts
FOI Information Sheet for Employees