A capital partnership for consumers and reputable businesses

Who we are

London Trading Standards logoLondon Trading Standards (LTS) represents the 33 Local Authority Trading Standards services in the London Region. We share information and awareness campaigns across the capital to protect consumers and safeguard legitimate enterprise.

Our members advise on and enforce laws that govern the way we buy, sell, rent and hire goods and services. We carry out inspections and monitor or investigate complaints. We endeavour to work with businesses to help achieve compliance but ultimately we can prosecute those who break the law.

Together London Trading Standards tackle a wide range of issues including; product safety, doorstep crime and scams, underage sales, counterfeit goods and unfair trading. In 2020 our work took a dramatic shift towards enforcement of emergency legislation made in response to the threat to public health being posed by COVID-19.

Last Tweets

  • London Trading Standards supports Citizens Advice Scams Awareness Fortnight. The campaign aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they spot a scam ,
  • RT : Rogue roofers are active in Southwark, telling homeowners lies about urgent repairs being needed. Don’t be a scam victim – just say no to any cold callers ,
  • Great result from Islington as rogue builder sentenced and ordered to pay back his victim £20,500 ,
  • Joint work between London Trading Standards and demonstrates that businesses that sell knives are still failing to follow age restriction guidance ,
  • London businesses need to be on guard against a scam letter claiming that ‘Covid-19 safe air purifiers’ must be purchased as a legal requirement. There is NO legal requirement for businesses to install such purifiers. Full details: ,

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