31 Mar 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the government was cracking down on “heavy-handed over-regulation”, as he launched a new 'red tape' review of local authorities (LAs).
07 Aug 2015
Local councils’ regulation services are “at tipping point” following substantial cuts to public spending, according to the environmental health pract
26 Mar 2014
A group of experts discuss local authority health and safety regulation and the implications of recent government reform.
24 Oct 2013
Blackpool Council has been ordered to pay out £38,000 in fines and costs after failure to act on warnings over a faulty swing in a public park left a ten-year-old boy with severe head
02 Oct 2013
With local councils experiencing budgetary turmoil and a new enforcement code placing limits on proactive inspection, we are seeing a shift from a
31 May 2013
Local government has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions for being ‘misleading’ over its handling of the launch of HSE’s council enforcem
29 May 2013
The Health and Safety Executive has “banned” local authorities from carrying out unannounced inspections of businesses deemed to be 'low-risk' under
29 Apr 2013
Data from local authorities shows inspections are falling away at an unimagined rate.
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