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Brighton & Hove City Council has refused to renew Uber’s licence after finding the firm is not ‘fit and proper’.
A new guide to help councils decide if someone should be granted a taxi or private hire licence has been published today by the Institute of Licensing (IoL).
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an amnesty for ‘rogue landlords’ in an attempt to drive them out of the private rented sector.
Local authorities should be given the power to confiscate properties from landlords who exploit vulnerable tenants, MPs have said today.
A new national database which will enable councils to share information about rogue landlords went live today as part of an effort to crackdown on illegal practices in the private rented sector.
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.