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A proposal for a Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament, which could substantially extend freedom of information (FOI) rights. The resultant consultation, which remains open until 2 February 2023, seeks views from stakeholders on issues including extending FOI beyond public authorities to private and third sector bodies entering into contracts which are publicly funded, or providing public services.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
It is not uncommon that a company faces prosecution for alleged breaches of health and safety duties notwithstanding insolvency proceedings.