Trading Standards are keeping London safe over bonfire night

Figures published by London Trading Standards show the good news that the vast majority of shops across the capital are rightly refusing to sell fireworks to young people. It is illegal to sell “adult” fireworks (category F2) to anyone under 18. In 2016, 256 firework test purchases were attempted by 22 London Trading Standards departments,
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Three more London skin lightener prosecutions results in fines of £56,000

London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lightening products has seen further success. Since August three more businesses have been successfully prosecuted including, for the first time, an online seller. In Barking & Dagenham the owner of a beauty salon received a three-month suspended sentence and was ordered to pay fines and costs of over
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Young Consumers go head to head at City Hall

The Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team hosted the London Regional Final of the Young Consumers of the Year competition on Friday 6th October at London’s City Hall. Young Consumers of the Year was developed as a trading standards educational initiative to help equip young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make well
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LTS Week, Day 5 – Product safety failures found at 1 in 3 second-hand electrical shops

London Trading Standards survey finds safety failures at 1 in 3 second-hand electrical shops Following serious fires in London caused by defective domestic appliances, London Trading Standards have been inspecting second-hand electrical shops across the capital this month. 18 Boroughs took part and found product safety issues at over a third of the 91 premises
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LTS Week, Day 4 – Supporting London Businesses

Partnerships in action – John Lewis highlights London Trading Standards’ support for businesses across the capital Day 4 of London Trading Standards Week (25-29 September) is focused on how Trading Standards can provide support for businesses across London; protecting Londoners from poor business practice and helping good businesses to thrive. The key message is ‘Open
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LTS Week, Day 3 – Londoners urged to be on the look-out for the signs of fraud

Would you recognise the signs that someone you know is being targeted by fraudsters and would you know how to report it? Day 3 of London Trading Standards Week (25-29 September) is focused on scams and doorstep sales and how to protect yourself and others from scams. Rogue trading and scams are nothing new to
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LTS Week, Day 2 – London Trading Standards cracks down on rogue letting agents

Trading Standards is standing up for London’s tenants and landlords by cracking down on rogue letting agents who flout the law. As part of London Trading Standards Week (25-29 September) representatives from 15 departments will visit Letting and Property Management agents today in a bid to identify rogue agents and improve the rental experience for
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LTS Week Day 1 – Knives continue to be sold to children as young as 13 in London

Figures published by London Trading Standards show children as young as 13 continue to be sold knives across the capital. It is illegal to sell knives to anyone under 18. The first day of London Trading Standards Week, which runs 25-29 September, is focused on reducing the number of knives sold to children. The key
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London Trading Standards week – starting on 25th September

London Trading Standards (LTS) is launching its first city-wide awareness campaign, aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital. Kicking off on Monday 25 September 2017, London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services are joining forces to bring to light the key issues that affect consumers and businesses
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Illegal tobacco trader’s profit snuffed out by Barking & Dagenham Trading Standards

An east London trader who pleaded guilty to possessing illegal tobacco has been fined and ordered to pay nearly £4,500 in fines and costs by Barkingside Magistrates. Mr Mohammed Islam (36), owner of the Barking Paan Shop, was prosecuted following an inspection by Barking & Dagenham Trading Standards in November 2016. The Court heard how
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