Former London Assembly Member appointed as LTS Operations Director

Stephen Knight has been appointed as Operations Director of London Trading Standards. Stephen took up post on 29th October 2018 and will lead the partnership of 33 local authority trading standards services across London. Stephen has a long background in London government, having spent 20 years as a senior Councillor in Richmond upon Thames, four
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Illegal skin lighteners – two more prosecutions

London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lightening products saw further success this month. Two more businesses were successfully prosecuted by Bromley and Southwark Council after prohibited ingredients were found in products they were selling. In Southwark ebay trader Mr Munir Ahmad, (50) of Evington Road, Leicester, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates and pleaded guilty
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Knives and alcohol still being sold to children in London shops

LTS Week, Day 5 – Protecting young people Test purchases conducted by London Trading Standards (LTS) have shown that shops in London are still selling knives and alcohol to children as young as 13. Tobacco was also high on the list of age-restricted products sold to children, with tobacco being sold to 14-year olds. Figures
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Problems with a letting agent in London? Report it to help sort it

LTS Week, Day 4 – Housing Trading Standards services in London are working together to help tackle problems with letting agents who aren’t complying with the law and are leading nationally on this issue. In June this year, a website survey of letting agents in the capital revealed an extremely high level of non-compliance with
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Londoners urged to use caution when buying used cars

LTS Week, Day 3 – Buying a used car An estimated fifth of used cars advertised through online platforms have unresolved or outstanding safety issues, warns London Trading Standards (LTS) in light of its recent research. The warning comes on the third day of London Trading Standards Week and forms part of its five-day campaign
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LTS anti-fraud action saves London consumers £2 million a year

LTS Week, Day 2 – Doorstep Crime and Fraud Londoners have been prevented from being ripped off by over £2 million over the last 12 months, thanks to trading standards tackling rogue traders across the capital. Stopping fraud is a vital aspect of London Trading Standards (LTS) work and the focus of London Trading Standards
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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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