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A new licencing scheme to help improve the condition of privately rented homes in Nottingham has been given the green light by the Government.
Brent has become the first council in the country to use the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) against slum landlords for breaches of licensing conditions.
Blackpool Council has applied to Ofwat for a water and sewerage licence, making it the first local authority to move towards managing its own water supply.
Taxi and private hire vehicle licences are being granted to drivers with criminal convictions because there are no national minimum standards to enforce sufficient safety checks, campaigners say.
Councils have been given more power to crack-down on overcrowded homes and stop landlords from renting out sub-standard properties.
A team of council officers is hitting the streets in Westminster to crack down on unlawful Airbnb lettings.
Online taxi firm Uber has had its licence suspended by Sheffield City Council after allegedly failing to answer questions about its management.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it will not be renewing Uber’s licence to operate in the capital – with the full backing of mayor Sadiq Khan.
Council chiefs have called on the Government to reform ‘existing outdated’ taxi laws in order to strengthen safeguarding measures.
Islington Council has successfully prosecuted a letting agent for issuing ‘sham licences’ in the first prosecution of its kind.