The Housing Advisory Panel advises us on our policy positions and our consultation responses, campaigns and wider activities on housing. The panel is made up of members from the public, private and academic sectors.

Strategic objectives

We are working with our Housing Advisory Panel on strategic objectives. These will be published once finalised.

Panel members

Name Job title Employer
Anees Mank Programme and Policy Lead (Retrofit) Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Carlene M Thomas Senior Setting the Standards Inspection Officer London Borough of Ealing - Commissioning Alliance
Dick Scott Housing & Environment Consultant Monitor BCS UK Ltd
Ellis Turner Senior Lecturer - Environmental Health - Programme Leader Msc Environmental Health UWE Bristol
Henry Dawson Senior/Principal Lecturer Cardiff Metropolitan University
Ian Higgins Health & Housing Consultant The Health and Housing Partnership LLP
Ian Sanders Principal EHO Hull City Council
Jade Carter-Williams Principal Housing and Health Practitioner Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Janet Wade Environmental Health Officer London Borough of Camden
Jill Stewart Associate Professor in Public Health University of Greenwich
Jo Smith Private Sector Housing Manager Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Julie Liversidge Operations Manager (Housing, Licensing & Compliance) Nottingham City Council
Lindsay Shaw Lecturer in Environmental Health Ulster University
Liza Wheeler Environmental Health Practitioner Brighton & Hove City Council
Mark Hughes Retired Lifeskills charity
Michelle Hughes Investigator Bristol City Council (NTSELAT)
Paul Cowings Housing enforcement officer (Freelance) Allerdale Borough Council,
Copeland Borough Council and
Richmondshire District Council
Richard Tacagni Managing Director London Property Licensing
Zena Lynch Associate Professor (Hon) University of Birmingham

What we're doing

What we're saying

Key messages

  • CIEH wants to see more awareness and better resourcing of the crucial role played by environmental health professionals in tackling poor housing conditions in all types of tenure and thereby reducing ill health and saving lives.
  • CIEH believes that the various standards should be consolidated to provide clarity for landlords, tenants and local authorities.
  • CIEH welcomes the proposals in the Renters (Reform) Bill for a ban on no-fault evictions and for a new Property Portal.
  • CIEH is concerned, however, by suggestions that the proposed Property Portal removes the need for selective licensing schemes.
  • CIEH believes that licensing provides a means for local authorities to inspect privately rented housing using enforceable conditions and to identify and resolve problems without the need for tenants to have complained.
  • CIEH believes that the Property Portal would collect valuable information but would not replace this service.
  • CIEH believes that the Government, far from watering down selective licensing, should be removing unnecessary barriers to local authorities using licensing schemes to improve housing standards.
  • CIEH is also concerned about the large enforcement burden that the provisions of the Renters (Reform) Bill will impose on local authorities and the need for proportionate funding that is sustained and predictable.

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General election campaign

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