Housing, Homelessness and Regulatory Services Cabinet Portfolio

Last updated: 17 August 2022

Context of the portfolio

This portfolio delivers a broad set of services, many of which experienced additional challenges or pressures as result of COVID-19.

Demand for services has continued to rise markedly, post Covid.

Housing and homelessness

Housing and homelessness operate a waiting list and choice-based lettings system and works in partnership with Registered Providers and the Third Sector.

The service also delivers disabled facilities grants.

Environmental health

The Environmental Health service works to help ensure Buckinghamshire is a safe and healthy place to live and work in, minimising impacts on the environment and supporting businesses to ensure compliance with the law.

Trading standards

Our Trading Standards service operates jointly between Buckinghamshire and Surrey and seeks to maintain a fair-trading environment and a level playing field for local businesses while improving health and wellbeing of people and communities.

Registrars and coroners

The Registrars and Coroners service cover births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, and citizenship ceremonies.


The Licensing function ensures several key trades (including taxi providers, gambling, alcohol, and entertainment premises) across Buckinghamshire are appropriately licensed.


Crematoria services are provided at 3 sites, and in addition the service maintains a number of cemeteries and memorial gardens across Buckinghamshire.