Issue - meetings

Housing & Community Safety Legal Actions

Meeting: 25/08/2015 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance [previously Executive Leader (inc. Finance & Performance)] (Item 8)

8 Legal Actions - 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

This report will be considered in consultation with the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism and will ask the Executive Members to review the results of legal actions (prosecutions, cautions and fixed penalties).

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved:  That the report be approved.

Reason:     So that the Executive Member reviews formal enforcement activity undertaken by Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing Services, the Regional Scambuster Team, the National Trading Standards eCrime Centre and Housing Services.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Members considered a report that allowed them to review the results of legal actions (prosecutions, cautions and fixed penalties) undertaken by:-

·        Environmental Health,

·        Trading Standards,

·        Licensing,

·        Regional Scambuster Team,

·        National Trading Standards eCrime Centre and

·        Housing Services

Officers gave an update and it was confirmed that the decision would be agreed in consultation with the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism.

 

The Executive Members noted that the confiscation of £6.2million by the Scambusters Team was a significant case. In response to Members questions it was reported that City of York Council received around 10% of any confiscated money and if obtained the income from this case could fund extra capacity for financial investigations or be used to tackle and reduce crime. 

 

Resolved:  That the report be approved.

Reason:     So that the Executive Member reviews formal enforcement activity undertaken by Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing Services, the Regional Scambuster Team, the National Trading Standards eCrime Centre and Housing Services.

 


 

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