CIEH members in a position to help deliver budget

Publication Date: 16th March 2016

Subject: CIEH

Following the announcement of the 2016 Budget, Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the CIEH, said: 

Budget “The Chancellor continually said that this year’s budget was all about making Britain fit for the future and our members are in a great position to help make this a reality.

“Environmental health professionals working across the private and public spheres help create a level playing field to enable business growth, a key goal of this Administration, and our members have an important role to play when it comes to implementing the Government’s ambitious devolution programme.

“The introduction of a levy on the soft drinks industry to reduce sugar in their products is a welcome development and something we wholeheartedly support to improve the nation’s health – especially in children.

“Local government budgets were thankfully untouched following cuts in recent years and we will continue to engage with the Government on behalf of our members to ensure environmental health is not seen as a burden but as an enabler of growth and essential in improving health and wellbeing.”

ENDS  

Notes to editors  

For media enquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org. 

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):   

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 9,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries. 

For more information visit www.cieh.org and follow the CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH. 

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