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.

Last Tweets

  • Cold calling rogue traders are currently active in the Islington area. Beware and remember - never ever deal with cold calling trades people ,
  • LTS work on illegal skin lighteners features in episode 2 of a new BBC1 series - 'Defenders UK'. Catch it today at 9.15am, or later on iplayer, when it covers a Southwark TS investigation that led to jail time for a repeat seller. ,
  • Selling illegal tobacco products can seriously damage your wealth, as two traders in Brent have just discovered ,
  • A big welcome to Stephen Knight who joins London Trading Standards as its new Operations Director ,
  • Greenwich Trading Standards at the sharp end as they work to engage with businesses to prevent sales of knives to young people ,

View our successful skin lightener campaign