Press releases

For all media enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on 020 7827 5848 or email s.fifer@cieh.org 

 

CIEH reacts to Queen Speech 2017

21st June 2017

CIEH's Debbie Wood reacts to the Queens' Speech which was dominated by Brexit but did include a couple of environmental health-related initiatives.

Government's air quality plans unfairly shifts burden on local authorities, says CIEH

15th June 2017

On National Clean Air Day, CIEH criticises the Government's air quality plans for abdicating responsibility shifting the burden onto local authorities.

Agents breaking letting fees ban should receive robust fines, says CIEH

6th June 2017

CIEH has welcomed a complete ban on all letting agents fees as it would remove barriers to tenants, while ensuring standards can improve in the private rented sector. 

USA's Paris Climate Agreement stance disappointing, says CIEH

2nd June 2017

The President's decision to remove the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement is a very sad state of affairs says CIEH.

ClientEarth taking Government to court is the right move, says CIEH

31st May 2017

ClientEarth has decided to take the Government to court for the third time over their air quality plans and CIEH is in total agreement with this course of action.

Conservative manifesto pays more attention to Brexit than environmental health, says CIEH

18th May 2017

While the Conservative manifesto includes some pro-environmental health policies, their clear driver is delivering Brexit over anything else says CIEH.

WHO's air quality mortality figures puts further pressure on Government, says CIEH

18th May 2017

Britain has a mortality rate for air pollution of 25.7 for every 100,000 according to WHO placing further pressure on the Government to address levels of NO2, says CIEH.

CIEH reacts to Liberal Democrats's 2017 manifesto

17th May 2017

Similar to Labour, the Liberal Democrat manifesto promises many pro-Environmental Health policies. The challenge will be to hold the Liberal Democrats to their promises if they get the keys to Number 10.

CIEH reacts to Labour Party manifesto

16th May 2017

The Labour Party manifesto contains some favourable environmental health policies but the real work will begin in the next Parliament to ensure election promises are put into action.

Government's long-awaited Air Quality plans not good enough, says CIEH

5th May 2017

While there are some positive measures in the Government's Air Quality plans, CIEH says they don't go far enough in tackling air pollution.

CIEH launches revamped Environmental Health awards

2nd May 2017

The 'CIEH Excellence Awards' are now open for entries, recognising best practice and the vital contribution EHPs make to protect health and wellbeing .

CIEH welcomes court's order to see Air Quality plans in May

28th April 2017

The courts have rejected the Government's appeal to delay producing the much-awaited Air Quality plan, much to the satisfaction of CIEH.

CIEH reacts to Air Quality statistics

27th April 2017

The latest Air Quality statistics may show a recent reduction of pollution levels in urban areas but pollution levels remain high says CIEH

Cuts to Health and Safety inspectors are counter-intuitive says CIEH

26th April 2017

Unite have revealed that the number of Health and Safety inspectors have reduced, leading to CIEH responding that this could be counter-intuitive for UK businesses.

Government tactics to delay Air Quality plans frustrate CIEH

24th April 2017

The Government has applied to the High Court to delay publishing their air quality plans before the snap election on 8 June citing purdah rules much to the CIEH's frustration

CIEH reacts to Spring Budget 2017

8th March 2017

While less tax receipts from the sugar tax is a welcome development, the Chancellor's Budget missed the opportunity to improve the UK's air quality.

Urgent need to improve conditions for renters, says CIEH

2nd March 2017

Following the release of the English Housing Survey, CIEH says there is an urgent need to improve conditions for renters.

CIEH reacts to Housing White paper

7th February 2017

Government's plans to extend tenancy agreements is a step in the right direction, while conditions in the private rented sector need to be fit for purpose.

Rough sleepers in England a travesty says CIEH

26th January 2017

CIEH has said that even one person sleeping on the streets in England is a travesty as DCLG statistics show an increase in the number of rough sleepers.

CIEH says informing consumers risks of acrylamide is valuable

24th January 2017

The issue of acrylamide is nothing new and consumers would be wise to follow the FSA’s simple and effective advice, says CIEH. 

State of air quality in London is extremely worrying, says CIEH

24th January 2017

The state of air pollution in London is a worrying concern and more action needs to be taken now says CIEH.

Lack of housebuilding in England a worrying concern says CIEH

19th January 2017

The National Audit Office has published an overview of the housing market in England and CIEH is concerned about the lack of housebuilding and inability to meet demand.

CIEH comments on European Commission's new health and safety initiative

10th January 2017

The European Commission has published new initiatives to protect workers' health and safety, with CIEH raising concerns for what will happen to the UK in a post-Brexit world.

Proposal for new Environmental Protection Act welcomed by CIEH

9th January 2017

Following the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report into the future of the natural environment after the EU Referendum, CIEH welcomes proposals for a new Environmental Protection Act.

CIEH welcomes Government affordable housing expansion

5th January 2017

CIEH welcomes the Government’s proposals to expand the affordable housing programme to help reduce pressure on the private rented sector.

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