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Budget cut ‘will lead to health inequalities’

Public Health

Budget cut ‘will lead to health inequalities’

Corin Williams19/08/2015 - 14:28

A proposal to slash all English councils’ public health funds by 6.2 per cent will have a disproportionate impact on black and minority ethnic populations, according to research.

Wales at odds over e-cigarettes

Public Health

Wales at odds over e-cigarettes

Corin Williams19/08/2015 - 14:05

The Welsh Government is sticking to its guns over forthcoming restrictions on e-cigarettes after an independent report recommended their use for smokers looking to quit.

Shared services poses ‘negligible risk’ to EH

Regulation

Shared services poses ‘negligible risk’ to EH

Tom Wall19/08/2015 - 14:50

Two south London councils have insisted that their plan to share regulatory services is unlikely to lead to front-line environmental health job losses.

Croydon wins licensing ruling

Housing

Croydon wins licensing ruling

Corin Williams19/08/2015 - 13:49

The High Court has backed Croydon Council in its attempt to set up borough-wide selective licensing for private sector landlords.

Fracking approval may be fast tracked

Environmental Protection

Fracking approval may be fast tracked

Corin Williams19/08/2015 - 13:58

Responsibility for shale gas planning applications could be taken away from local authorities by the government if they do not meet strict deadlines.

Landlord border guards

Housing

Landlord border guards

Seb Klier19/08/2015 - 14:37

Ministers are intent on driving through tough measures to prevent undocumented or irregular migrants renting homes. But Seb Klier, Generation Rent’s policy and campaigns manager, argues it is a dangerous and counterproductive policy.

Gym chain fined after swimmers hospitalised

Health and Safety

Gym chain fined after swimmers hospitalised

Tom Wall19/08/2015 - 15:00

David Lloyd Leisure has been fined £70,000 after five people using a swimming pool in one of its centres were exposed to a noxious gas.

Councils take action against rogue tattooists

Health and Safety

Councils take action against rogue tattooists

Tom Wall19/08/2015 - 15:19

EHOs are clamping down on illegal tattooists taking advantage of the ‘celebrity-fuelled craze for inking’, according the Local Government Association (LGA).

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