Tag: licensing and public protection committee

Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 13/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, agreed the scheme in principle on 12 July 2017 which, subject to further consultation with private hire operators could […]

Continue Reading »

Shopkeeper told to pay £228,737 in proceeds of crime

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader who was found to be in possession of illegal cigarettes and tobacco, has been ordered to pay £228,737 after a proceeds of crime hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June 2017). Pritpal Singh Khurana, 38, who ran M&S News, 62-64 Herrick Road, Washwood Heath, had pleaded guilty to 10 offences under […]

Continue Reading »

Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

Continue Reading »

Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 13/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

Continue Reading »

Meats wholesaler ordered to pay £25,661 for waste offence

By on 11/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,500, after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 July 2016). Premium Halal Meat & Poultry Limited, based at Unit W5, The Saturn Centre, Bissell Street, Highgate, was prosecuted by Birmingham City […]

Continue Reading »

Clampdown on waste helps make city streets cleaner

Birmingham City Council’s Waste Enforcement Team took action against more than 3,500 people and businesses for dumping or failing to get rid of their rubbish responsibly last year. The new figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services’ annual report for 2015/16, cover offences involving dumping and disposal of domestic and trade waste. The report, […]

Continue Reading »

Agreement to reduce city centre fundraisers begins

By on 01/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A new agreement to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers operating in Birmingham city centre comes into effect today (1 July 2016). The Public Fundraising Association’s (PFRA) street fundraising site management agreement with Birmingham City Council will initially run for three months. The strong, voluntary agreement between charities, Birmingham City Council and the Public Fundraising […]

Continue Reading »

Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market

By on 27/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks – will be launched by members of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Partnership on Thursday (June 30). Birmingham Money is a joint venture between Advance Credit Union, City Save Credit […]

Continue Reading »

‘Knowledge’ test for private hire drivers to be replaced

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 1 Comment

A test designed to measure how well new private hire drivers know the streets of Birmingham is to be replaced by a ‘navigation test’ after councillors agreed the proposal. Instead, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as […]

Continue Reading »

‘Faith healer’ jailed for £145,000 fraud

By on 16/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man who claimed to be a successful faith healer and defrauded several women of around £145,000 was jailed for seven and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today (16 June 2016). Abdoulie Gassama, of Slade Road, Erdington, pleaded guilty to 22 offences under the Theft Act 1968 and Fraud Act 2006 at a hearing […]

Continue Reading »