In September 2017 London Trading Standards (LTS) launched its first city-wide awareness campaign, aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital.
The week kicked off on Monday 25th September when London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services joined forces to bring to light the key issues that affect consumers and businesses daily.
Each day focussed on a different theme, revealing the wide range of work that Trading Standards Officers carry out on behalf of Londoners, including the results of undercover investigations.
- Day 1 – Knives continue to be sold to children as young as 13 in London
- Day 2 – London Trading Standards cracks down on rogue letting agents
- Day 3 – Londoners urged to be on the look-out for the signs of fraud
- Day 4 – Supporting London Businesses
- Day 5 – Product safety failures found at 1 in 3 second-hand electrical shops
Prior to the launch consumer expert, and BBC Watchdog legend, Lynn Faulds Wood, who’s an Ambassador for London Trading Standards said:
“There are lots of ways in which consumers could be ripped off these days – in shops, on the doorstep, on the telephone and in cyber space. We really need to have our wits about us and take care when spending our hard earned cash.”
“Trading Standards officers right across London are there to help us tackle rogue traders and fraudsters. They also provide advice for good businesses that want to stay within the law and give their customers a fair deal.”
“Despite the fact that there have been severe cutbacks to the services provided by London Trading Standards, I think it’s great that they are launching a week-long campaign to protect London’s economy.”
LTS week attracted some great local, regional and national media coverage along with much activity on social media across the capital.