Citizens Information Board legislation

The organisation was established as a statutory body under the Comhairle Act 2000. This Act was amended by the Citizens Information Act 2007 (pdf) pdf document icon, which changed the name of the organisation to the Citizens Information Board, and by the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2011, which amended the rules relating to membership of the Citizens Information Board.

The Citizens Information Act 2007 also sets out the development of the advocacy service for people with a disability and how the Board decides the terms and conditions under which information, advice and advocacy services are provided by Citizens Information Services and other voluntary bodies. In 2008 the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (pdf) pdf document icon extended the existing acts to give the Citizens Information Board responsibility for the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.