Soapbox: Public toilets 'need real investment'
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Soapbox: Public toilets 'need real investment'

"Real investment" is needed in Britain's public toilets as they are diminishing "at a very rapid rate", says the British Toilet Association.

Its director, Raymond Martin, said there has been an estimated 40% drop in the number of public toilets across the UK in the last 10 years, in part because of the business rates levied on them - and that many of those left have fallen into neglect.

Access to a "clean, hygienic" public toilet is "a basic human right", he said, in a Soapbox film for the Daily Politics.

  • 03 Feb 2016