Environmental health sliding scale charging worst offenders

Food premises inspected by environmental health should be charged a fee if they don't meet the highest standard. This should be on a sliding scale with the worst paying the largest fee. The most cleanly places pay nothing.  This could be based on the rating system now employed by many local authorities. Every repeat inspection required because recommended actions have not been done should require an increase in fee. The first inspection of a new business, or business under new management should be free.

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Food premises inspected by environmental health should be charged a fee if they don't meet the highest standard. This should be on a sliding scale with the worst paying the largest fee. The most cleanly places pay nothing.  This could be based on the rating system now employed by many local authorities. Every repeat inspection required because recommended actions have not been done should require an increase in fee. The first inspection of a new business, or business under new management should be free.