Jun 24, 2022
Environment Agency prosecution secures £1.5m fine against makers of Cathedral City cheese for pollution offences
A Cornwall creamery behind cheese brands such as Cathedral City has been fined £1.5m - the largest fine ever awarded for an Environment Agency (EA) conviction in the South West.
Jun 21, 2022
Local authority enforcement in private rented sector “more reactive than proactive” amid concerns over barriers faced and lack of capacity
Local authorities face significant barriers to tackling poor conditions in the private rented sector, resulting in an uneven picture of enforcement, a study commissioned by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has found.
Jun 17, 2022
White paper confirms plans to implement ban on section 21 'no fault' evictions but councils urge government to go further
Councils have welcomed publication of the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper including the proposed outlawing of ‘no-fault’ section 21 evictions but called on the Government to go further in tackling insecure and unfit housing.
Jun 16, 2022
Divisional Court rejects bid by major retailer to have knife sale case thrown out as abuse of process
Retailer Argos has failed in a bid to have proceedings brought against it by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham stayed as an abuse of the process of the court.
Jun 15, 2022
Wiltshire Council has successfully prosecuted a local resident for environmental and trading standards offences whilst he was operating a waste clearance service on Facebook selling sites across the county.
Jun 13, 2022
Law firm Capsticks has bolstered its specialist health and social care national inquest team with the arrival of four lawyers from DWF.
Jun 09, 2022
Private rented sector landlords letting one property “less likely to comply with legal requirements”: report
Landlords with smaller property portfolios are the least likely to be compliant with legal requirements on lettings, research for the government has found.
Jun 09, 2022
Landlord partially succeeds in appeal over imposition of financial penalty for breach of selective licensing conditions
A Liverpool landlord has won one of two appeals he made over final notices served under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004.
Jun 08, 2022
Reintroduction of imperial measurements may increase burden on enforcement, trading standards body warns
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has said it still has "significant reservations" over proposals to adopt imperial measurements in response to a Government consultation on the issue.
Jun 01, 2022
A Conwy man has been ordered to pay £31,690 after pleading guilty to three waste charges involving disposing of waste material without the correct permit.
May 16, 2022
Council prosecution sees building materials company hit with £400k fine for health and safety offence
A prosecution brought by Thanet District Council has seen a building materials company fined £400,000 over an incident that left one employee with life-changing injuries and a second suffering from deep cuts and lacerations.
May 11, 2022
Lancashire County Council has been fined £50,000 after several employees carrying out work in its highways department developed Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs).