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December 2018/January 2019 

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Our December 2018/January 2019 edition includes:  

  • Call for a radical housing rethink
  • Complexities of food register
  • The murky world of 'fur' and 'feather'

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EHPs sought for Grenfell inspection team

EHPs sought for Grenfell inspection team

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 13:49

A long-awaited taskforce to help local authorities identify and remove combustible cladding similar to that used on the Grenfell tower is finally being set up.

‘Reclaim enforcement as social good’, urges charity

Health and Safety

‘Reclaim enforcement as social good’, urges charity

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 13:21

Red tape is better than bloody bandages: this was the claim of the Hazards Campaign charity as it presented its manifesto to improve health and safety at work.

US food safety at risk from government shutdown

Food Safety

US food safety at risk from government shutdown

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 14:00

Food safety inspections in the US have been cut because of the government shutdown, which is now in its third week. At the time of writing the closure was on the cusp of being the longest in US history.

Waste strategy could lead to monthly bin collections

Public Health

Waste strategy could lead to monthly bin collections

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 13:29

Monthly bin waste collections, which have been heavily criticised by the CIEH, could become more likely following publication of the government’s long-awaited resources and waste strategy, according to experts.

Tenants to gain powers as Buck’s homes bill becomes law

Tenants to gain powers as Buck’s homes bill becomes law

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 13:35

Standards of residential accommodation should be boosted as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 has passed into legislation.

Green watchdog could take government to court

Environmental Protection

Green watchdog could take government to court

Katie Coyne10/01/2019 - 13:42

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has promised to create an Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) that would have powers to sue the Government if it failed to act on environmental breaches. It made the pledge in a new Environment Bill, a draft plan for the environment post-Brexit.

Migration myths are harming society

Public Health

Migration myths are harming society

Sarah Campbell06/12/2018 - 14:47

Myths about migration and health – including that migrants are disease carriers, a risk to public health and a burden on services – are harmful and not backed up by evidence, according to data from a new commission set up by The Lancet and University College London.

Councils defend landlord prosecution rates

Housing

Councils defend landlord prosecution rates

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 14:08

Councils have hit back at ‘nonsense’ claims that housing licensing schemes don’t improve standards and simply penalise good landlords, and also defended the use of civil penalty powers.

‘Lamborghini landlord’ has properties confiscated

Housing

‘Lamborghini landlord’ has properties confiscated

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 13:51

Waltham Forest Council took possession of seven properties from a rogue landlord firm in the early hours of Thursday morning, 6 December using Interim Management (IMO) powers and has served IMOs for 13 more.

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