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

  • An informative event, sharing good practice and some of the pitfalls with Housing colleagues. Hopefully this will encourage more authorities to issue civil penalties, leading to increased, more consistent compliance in the Lettings industry. ,
  • Southwark TS and planning enforcement teams join forces to achieve £259,475 confiscation order against rogue landlord illegally housing residents in cramped flats ,
  • Concerns from about the Government's Green Homes Grant Scheme being infiltrated by fraudulent traders ,
  • We need your help to snuff out the problem of illegal tobacco products ,
  • Catch up with some of the excellent work by Trading Standards Officers in and Newham by watching the latest BBC 'Defenders' series ,

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