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Call for urgent action to tackle housing crisis

Housing

Call for urgent action to tackle housing crisis

William Hatchett22/02/2018 - 12:28

With private rented sector continuing to expand rapidly and poor housing conditions costing the NHS £1.4bn a year, CIEH has called for urgent action in a communities and local government select committee inquiry.

MPs warn of Brexit border chaos

Food Safety

MPs warn of Brexit border chaos

Stuart Spear22/02/2018 - 12:42

MPs warn the UK faces severe border disruption if it fails to address staffing and administration issues impacting on port health.

Landmark ruling means court oversees air quality strategy

Environmental Protection

Landmark ruling means court oversees air quality strategy

Stuart Spear22/02/2018 - 11:28

ClientEarth makes legal history after High Court claims oversight of Defra’s air quality plans for serially failing to address poor air quality.

Welsh EH heads call for food law changes

Food Safety

Welsh EH heads call for food law changes

Stuart Spear22/02/2018 - 11:36

Welsh EH heads call for all premises producing cooked and ready-to-eat foods to come under local authority control as part of wider proposals.

NOx and SO2 emissions show improvement

Environmental Protection

NOx and SO2 emissions show improvement

Stuart Spear22/02/2018 - 11:21

Latest figures show a continued downward trend in emissions with the exception of a 3.2 per cent increase in ammonia between 2015 and 2016.

Nottingham licensing scheme to tackle rogue landlords

Housing

Nottingham licensing scheme to tackle rogue landlords

Katie Coyne22/02/2018 - 10:35

A licensing scheme to boost standards of privately rented property has been given the go-ahead in Nottingham.

Housing complaints system needs to be fairer

Housing

Housing complaints system needs to be fairer

Katie Coyne22/02/2018 - 12:09

A shake-up of the housing complaints system is on the cards as housing secretary Sajid Javid launches an eight-week consultation.

Recyclables being unnecessarily burnt warns London Assembly

Environmental Protection

Recyclables being unnecessarily burnt warns London Assembly

Stuart Spear22/02/2018 - 11:58

Over the last decade London has doubled the amount of waste sent for incineration raising fears that recyclable materials are being unnecessarily burnt including plastics posing a potential risk to health.

App removes ‘ghost’ firms

Food Safety

App removes ‘ghost’ firms

Katie Coyne08/02/2018 - 14:00

Take away app Just Eat removed 35 restaurants from its list last summer for food safety irregularities.

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