A capital partnership for consumers and reputable businesses

Who we are

London Trading Standards logoLondon Trading Standards (LTS) represents the 33 Local Authority Trading Standards services in the London Region. We share information and awareness campaigns across the capital to protect consumers and safeguard legitimate enterprise.

Our members advise on and enforce laws that govern the way we buy, sell, rent and hire goods and services. We carry out inspections and monitor or investigate complaints. We endeavour to work with businesses to help achieve compliance but ultimately we can prosecute those who break the law.

Together London Trading Standards tackle a wide range of issues including; product safety, doorstep crime and scams, underage sales, counterfeit goods and unfair trading. In 2020 our work took a dramatic shift towards enforcement of emergency legislation made in response to the threat to public health being posed by COVID-19.

Last Tweets

  • London businesses need to be on guard against a scam letter claiming that ‘Covid-19 safe air purifiers’ must be purchased as a legal requirement. There is NO legal requirement for businesses to install such purifiers. Full details: ,
  • RT : We Welcome John Herriman as the new Chief Executive of . We looking forward to working with John to support trading standards and the work of CTSI. ,
  • Heathrow Airport parking scam leads to jail for fraudulent businessman following investigation by Hillingdon Trading Standards ,
  • London Trading Standards supporting the High Street as it opens up again ,
  • Great work by Brent TS as London retailer ordered to pay £20,000 for selling ‘electric shock’ massage devices ,

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