Council clamps down on unlicensed trading

The London Borough of Hounslow has successfully won a case at Ealing Magistrates Court against Mr Israr Hussain Rao for allowing unauthorised personnel to carry out licensable treatments.

Published: Thursday, 19th September 2019

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The London Borough of Hounslow has successfully won a case at Ealing Magistrates Court against Mr Israr Hussain Rao for allowing unauthorised personnel to carry out licensable treatments at Attraction Hair and Beauty Limited, 346 Bath Road, Hounslow.

Mr Rao, the owner of the salon, attended court on Monday 9 September where he was prosecuted for allowing unauthorised personnel to carry out treatments without being registered and approved by the council on his special treatment licence contrary to section 14(2) of the London Local Authorities Act 1991.

The defendant entered a plea of guilty to one of two incidents cited and the bench imposed  a penalty amounting to a total of £1,492, made up of a fine of £230, Victim Surcharge of £30 and costs of £1,232.

Councillor Katherine Dunne, Lead Member for Communities at Hounslow Council said:

“We are pleased with the outcome of this recent hearing at Ealing Magistrates Court. Licences and checks are in place to protect the consumer from unscrupulous traders who don’t have the correct training and permits to deliver the high standard services that consumers deserve. We hope that convictions such as this send a strong message out that those who flout the law and our regulatory framework, will be detected and brought to book.”

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