74% of used tyres failed to meet safety standards

LTS Week, Day 1 – Survey results released on used tyre safety checks Almost three quarters (74%) of used tyres inspected by trading standards have failed to meet legal safety standards, says London Trading Standards (LTS). The warning comes on the first day of London Trading Standards Week, a five-day campaign that raises awareness of
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LTS week 2018 announced

In September 2018 London Trading Standards (LTS) will launch its second annual city-wide awareness campaign. LTS week is aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital. The week kicks off on Monday 10th September when London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services join forces to focus on a
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London Trading Standards are recruiting

We are looking two exceptional individuals to act as our Regional Co-ordinator and our Operations Director. London Trading Standards (LTS) is a Community Interest Company representing the 33 Local Authority Trading Standards services in London. We promote the work of Trading Standards via collaboration on working groups and projects and by running awareness campaigns across
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London unites to stamp out dangerous illegal tobacco

A London-wide campaign to tackle the scourge of cheap and illegal tobacco, led by London boroughs, is returning to the capital this summer. The campaign, supported by London Councils, London Trading Standards, Public Health England London and London Association of Directors of Public Health aims to highlight the dangers of the illegal tobacco trade and
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LTS supports Scams Awareness Month

Don’t miss a trick – watch out for legal and financial scams People need to be on their guard against financial and legal scams following a rise in cases reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service. Across the capital London Trading Standards are supporting the Citizens Advice campaign as they show people how to spot
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Londoners are being let down by letting agents

High levels of non-compliance found across the Capital A survey carried out by London Trading Standards (LTS) has revealed that many letting agents in London are not being transparent about their fees and how they will protect tenants’ money. In May 2018, councils checked the websites of 137 letting agents across London to find out
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London Trading Standards and SAFEagent unite to promote best practice

Organisations create free webinar for letting agents As part of this year’s SAFEagent Awareness Week, London Trading Standards and SAFEagent have partnered to produce a webinar which helps agents refresh their knowledge and ensure their compliance is up-to-date. The webinar – which is free for all to access – features Donald Silcock, Vice Chair of
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London Trading Standards – helping to keep landlords and tenants safe

Effective Enforcement Day, 22 May 2018 Trading Standards teams across London are supporting ‘Effective Enforcement Day’ on Tuesday 22 May, part of SAFEagent Awareness Week, to highlight the work they do protecting tenants and landlords in the private rented sector (PRS). Every day, trading standards keep renters safe and ensure letting agents are adhering to
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London Trading Standards end of year report published

London Trading Standards has published its end of year report setting out key achievements from 2017-18. The summary demonstrates the benefits of working together as a region, saving money for our members and raising the profile of local Trading Standards services in London. Read about our achievements in our end of year report for 2017-18
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LTS campaign on illegal skin lighteners sees another prosecution

Secret haul of 2,500 products being seized is caught on camera London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lighteners has resulted in another successful prosecution, with fines and costs totalling £48,942, plus the imposition of a 15 week suspended prison sentence. Shaba Hair & Cosmetics (Peckham) Limited, and former Director Mr Banaras Hussain, was sentenced
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