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homeWednesday 12th December 2018

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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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 25 properties confiscated

Housing

‘Lamborghini landlord’ has 25 properties confiscated

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 13:51

Waltham Forest Council took possession of 25 properties from a rogue landlord firm in the early hours of this morning.

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.

Nottingham air quality plan ‘may not hit targets’

Environmental Protection

Nottingham air quality plan ‘may not hit targets’

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 14:37

The first local authority air quality plan approved by the government is at risk of not meeting legal air quality limits, according to environmental campaigners Client Earth.

Cold homes deaths ‘are preventable’

Housing

Cold homes deaths ‘are preventable’

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 13:57

A more coherent strategy covering both owner-occupied and rented housing is needed to tackle the rising number of winter deaths, a CIEH spokesperson has said.

Food standards ‘patchy’ in England

Regulation

Food standards ‘patchy’ in England

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 14:31

Food standards delivery could be described as ‘patchy’ in England where the resources available to deliver the system are 50% lower than in Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the FSA’s LAEMS data.

EH steps in over holiday resort complaints

Health and Safety

EH steps in over holiday resort complaints

Katie Coyne06/12/2018 - 14:55

Denbighshire County Council received complaints about the Pontins, Prestatyn, resort ranging from mice, fleas, allegations that people had become unwell following a visit, issues over the pool, and concerns around cleanliness of the accommodation and general areas.

Cold housing rules fail tenants

Housing

Cold housing rules fail tenants

William Hatchett22/11/2018 - 12:08

CIEH is disappointed that new rules on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will exempt thousands of landlords from having to make rented homes warmer, under a cost cap loophole.

Tackling rough sleeper bin deaths

Health and Safety

Tackling rough sleeper bin deaths

Katie Coyne22/11/2018 - 13:32

An awareness campaign of the danger to life for rough sleepers sheltering in large refuse bins has been launched by Southwark Council, in south London.

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