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 daily.

Each day will focus 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.

Consumer expert, and BBC Watchdog legend, Lynn Faulds Wood, who’s an Ambassador for LTS said:

LTS Ambassador Lynn Faulds Wood

“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.”

 

Day Theme Details
Monday 25 September Knives sold to children What London Trading Standards Officers (TSOs) are doing to combat the illegal sale of knives to under 18s
Tuesday 26 September Rogue letting agents What London TSOs are doing to reduce the misery caused to tenants and to help drive up standards in the lettings market
Wednesday 27 September Scams, fraud and financial abuse Find out about the latest scams and doorstep crime and how London TSOs are dealing with it
Thursday 28 September Supporting good businesses What London TSOs are doing to help the London economy by supporting legitimate enterprise
Friday 29 September Dangerous consumer products Highlighting the everyday products posing safety risks and how London TSOs are saving lives

You can join the London Trading Standards Twitter account @London_T_S or take a look at the website www.londontradingstandards.org.uk for more information.

Contacts for LTS week enquiries

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Press Office – pressoffice@tsi.org.uk
LTS Communications – media@londontradingstandards.org.uk