Press releases

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CIEH comments on Gov's landlord consultation

14th December 2016

CIEH has commented following a Government announcement that they are consulting on plans for new banning orders to crack down on rogue landlords and property agents,

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health welcomes two new directors

23rd November 2016

CIEH's commercial, membership and external relations activities receive a boost as the organisation welcomes two new directors.

Food businesses urged to protect themselves and consumers against fraud

2nd November 2016

CIEH Food has launched a new guidance report to help food and drink businesses better protect themselves and their customer from instances of food fraud.

Citizen's Advice's cold homes improvement plans welcomed by CIEH

27th October 2016

CIEH welcomes Citizen's Advice's proposals that landlords should be made to carry out improvements costing less than £5,000 that will take homes up to the minimum Band E standard

CIEH comments on Government plans to expand Heathrow

25th October 2016

CIEH urges Government to consider impact on noise and air quality levels following decision to expand Heathrow.

CIEH welcomes Shelter's 'Living Homes Standard'

17th October 2016

Shelter has launched their 'Living Home Standard', providing a clear benchmark for landlords and tenants alike on what good housing really looks like beyond simply looking at conditions

CIEH calls for 'no smoking zones' across UK wherever children play or learn

26th September 2016

On World Environmental Health Day (26 September), CIEH is calling for 'no smoking zones' to be implemented across the UK wherever children play or learn

CIEH calls for 'no smoking zones' across Wales wherever children play or learn

26th September 2016

CIEH calls for 'no smoking zones' across Wales wherever children play or learn 2016-09-26 Public health CIEH calls for voluntary ‘no smoking zones’ to be implemented across Wales wherever children play or learn YouGov survey finds that 91% of adults in Wales would support a smoking ban in children

CIEH comments on Government's response to EFRA committee air quality report

14th September 2016

Following the publication of the Government response to Efra Committee's air quality report, CIEH is still waiting to see plans to revise the 2007 National Air Quality Strategy and a commitment to produce the template for Clean Air Zones.

CIEH comments on Environmental Audit Committee's report on sustainable transport

1st September 2016

A new Air Quality Strategy would be a step in the right direction, bringing together the thoughts of the relevant Government departments, says CIEH.

Reaction to Health Committee's report on Public Health post-2013

1st September 2016

CIEH urges the Government to provide strong direction to guide local authorities as to how they can implement public health initiatives that serve local needs

CIEH comments on charges connected with horsemeat scandal

26th August 2016

CIEH welcomes fraud charges for people connected with 2012#s horsemeat scandal

New research finds drivers are not safe from traffic pollutants

26th August 2016

CIEH comments on new research that has worryingly found that drivers are not safe from traffic pollutants

CIEH left disappointed by Government's obesity strategy

18th August 2016

Following the release of the Government's Childhood Obesity strategy, CIEH has been left disappointed by a weak plan of action.

Dog owners urged to inspect kennels before going on holiday

3rd August 2016

CIEH is urging dog owners to thoroughly check dog kennels they plan to use before going away on their holidays.

CIEH urges Government to maintain and improve current levels of environmental protection

27th July 2016

Echoing the sentiments of the Environment Audit Committee in letters to Ministers, CIEH urges the Government to improve and maintain environmental protection laws derived from the EU.

CIEH welcomes LGA's housing report

6th July 2016

The LGA's Housing Commission has produced a report into house building in the UK, with the CIEH welcoming initial findings.

CIEH welcomes Mayor`s proposals for cleaner air in London

6th July 2016

The CIEH has welcomed the new London Mayor's plan of action to tackle air quality in the capital.

CIEH comments on EU Referendum result

24th June 2016

Following the EU referendum result, Chief Executive Anne Godfrey wants to assure the profession that CIEH will work with regulators and support members so that public health and public protection standards are maintained.

CIEH welcomes EAC's report into soil health

2nd June 2016

Contaminated land is a risk to public health and the CIEH welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee's report into soil health

CIEH comments on standardised tobacco products packaging

19th May 2016

CIEH comments on the eve of new regulations being introduced for standardised packing for tobacco products

Top sustainability award for 15Hatfields events venue

17th May 2016

15Hatfields, the CIEH's events venue, has been awarded a top sustainability award from Green Tourism.

Housing and planning Bill is “death knell” for social housing, says Shadow Housing Minister

11th May 2016

Shadow Housing Minister tells the CIEH's Housing and Health conference that Housing and Planning Bill is "death knell" for social housing.

CIEH reacts to RCP's e-cigarette report

28th April 2016

The CIEH reacts to a  significant report published by the Royal College of Physicians which concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health.

Political parties to be quizzed about Public Health in Wales at CIEH conference

21st April 2016

Public Health Question Time panel debate with representative from leading political parties in Wales takes centre stage at the second day of the CIEH Wales Annual conference.

Former Wales Chief Medical Officer to speak at Public Health conference

20th April 2016

The first day of the CIEH Wales conference sees Dr Ruth Hussey OBE championing the importance of environmental health in keeping people and communities healthy and safe.

CIEH urges Government to address climate change and housing standards in Northern Ireland

14th April 2016

CIEH Northern Ireland has launched a manifesto calling on the incoming Assembly to address climate change and better protect vulnerable people in the housing market.

CIEH awarded FSA project to examine food hygiene practices in the home

23rd March 2016

The CIEH has been commissioned by the FSA to undertake a review to establish the number of foodborne disease associated with food preparation in the home compared to those caused from eating outside.

Legal experts say Sentencing Guidelines will impact all food businesses

18th March 2016

Legal experts presenting at TIFSIP's recent food law conference said that the new Sentencing Guidelines will have important consequence for all food businesses whatever their size.

CIEH welcomes ClientEarth latest legal challenge to improve air quality

18th March 2016

The CIEH has commented on the move by ClientEarth to revive their legal challenge against the Government to tackle air pollution.

CIEH members in a position to help deliver budget

16th March 2016

Following the announcement of the 2016 Budget, Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the CIEH, said that CIEH's members are in a great position to help deliver business growth whilst improving the nation's health.

No Smoking Day is a positive initiative - CIEH

9th March 2016

Wednesday 9 March is 'No Smoking Day' and CIEH welcomes the initiative, helping to raise awareness and reduce numbers of smokers

CIEH welcomes Pembrokeshire Council ‘Smoke Free Beach’ initiative

9th March 2016

Little Haven beach in Pembrokeshire has gone smoke-free today and the CIEH warmly welcomes the voluntary initiative.

CIEH welcomes opportunity to respond to Government's redtape review

4th March 2016

The Government has announced a new ‘Cutting Red Tape review of Local Authorities’ and CIEH welcomes to opportunity to show benefits of environmental health.

CIEH is unsurprised by ClientEarth's legal warning to UK Government

1st March 2016

CIEH comments on ClientEarth's legal warning to the UK Government to act on air pollution

CIEH welcomes HSE's new strategy - ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’

1st March 2016

CIEH welcomes HSE's new strategy which places new emphasis on health and not just preventing accidents.

CIEH comments on 'air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths' report

25th February 2016

CIEH has commented on a report by the RCP and RCPCH, which claims outdoor air pollution is contributing to 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK.   

CIEH comments on Government funds to tackle rogue landlords

22nd January 2016

The CIEH has commented on the announcement that the Government is providing £5m for councils to tackle rogue landlords.

Music therapists at risk of long-term hearing problems

20th January 2016

Research featured in the Journal of Environmental Health Research has shown that music therapists exposed to occupational noise on a daily basis can be at risk of developing long-term hearing problems.  

Government Plan to meet NO2 limits is incomplete and unclear says the CIEH

19th January 2016

The CIEH has published their concerns over the Government's revised air quality plans.

CIEH comments on new alcohol guidelines

8th January 2016

CIEH comments on new alcohol guidelines from UK's Chief Medical Officers

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