Eric Pickles has hinted that a Conservative government would force housing associations to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Eric Pickles: Housing associations need to embrace the government’s ‘transparency agenda’

The Conservative Communities Secretary, in an exclusive Q&A interview for Inside Housing this week, responded to a question about the FOIA by saying housing associations need to embrace the government’s ‘transparency agenda’.

Reported by Inside Housing. You can read the full story here. 


I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.