Spiteful transfer tax will hand beach huts to the rich

Brighton and Hove City Council has proposed a 5 per cent increase in the beach hut licence fee and a 10 per cent transfer tax. The proposed transfer tax equates to an approximate 3,000 per cent increase on the current transfer fee of £82. A decision is due to be made at the...
Posted On 11 Jan 2023 at 10:22 pm

Councillors approve £87m scheme to build 212 council homes on Brighton estate

Councillors granted planning permission for an £87 million scheme to build more than 200 council homes in Brighton at a meeting this afternoon (Wednesday 11 January). But members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee said that they recognised some neighbours’...

Badly worded visa tripped up Brighton restaurant raided by immigration officials

A Brighton restaurant was found to have employed illegal workers but their visas were not clear, councillors were told today (Wednesday 11 January). This led to an honest mistake about their employment status which was compounded because the manager who checked the visas was not...

Toad’s Hole Valley plans redrawn again to stop cats killing wildlife

Plans for a new housing estate have been redrawn to deter cats living in the new homes killing birds, reptiles and dormice. A larger buffer zone is now proposed to sit between new homes on the south west corner of the Toads Hole Valley site and adjacent open land. The zone will...
Posted On 11 Jan 2023 at 11:55 am

Brighton ambulance workers to join today’s strike, says union

Ambulance workers in Brighton will be among thousands to go on strike again today (Wednesday 11 January), the GMB union said. A picket line is expected at the South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) make-ready centre at Chamberlain House, in Woollards Way, Brighton, from 6am...
Posted On 11 Jan 2023 at 12:05 am