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Potential risks to tenants as statistics reveal a low compliance rate for HMO licensing schemes in London

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There are over 310,000 private rented properties in London that require HMO Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing. However, recent research has confirmed that over 130,000 properties in London remain unlicensed under the HMO licensing scheme and as...

Trading Standards find that major retailers continue to sell knives to children

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Retailers are urged to take more action in order to stop knives being sold to under 18s. Tests carried out by Trading Standards in England and Wales between 1 st April 2018 and 31 st March 2019 found that 344 out of 2231 retailers failed to prevent the...

Tougher and more robust systems in place for taxi licenses in order to protect public safety

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Councils in England and Wales are currently encouraged to check criminal records and take a ‘strong stance’ on previous offences, such as sexual assault or rape, when drivers apply for taxi licences. Essentially, current guidelines allow...

Trading Standards investigate 'useless' health food supplements

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The UK food supplements market is flourishing, as sales reached £431 million in 2016, with a predicted total of £457 million by 2021. Almost half of Britain’s population consume vitamins and minerals on a daily basis but health experts...

Doctor erased from the GMC register for falsifying his expertise

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A GP has recently been struck off for being untruthful about his experience and qualifications. After a week-long tribunal earlier this year, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) were satisfied that his fitness to practice was impaired by...