Two H&F colleagues were recognised for outstanding contributions toward combatting intellectual property crime. Richard Murphy, Senior Investigation Officer, and Doug Love, Senior Trading Standards Officer, picked up a Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) Excellence Award on Wednesday 19 April 2023 in Birmingham. FACT’s Excellence Awards recognise the exceptional efforts of police and other law enforcement individuals across the UK -> Continue reading Hammersmith and Fulham colleagues receive FACT award
According to a report in The Negotiator the fines received by Tower Hamlets and for both illegal fees and failing to sign up to a redress scheme. The website states the London Borough has imposed fines of £431,851 on letting and managing agents in the last six years. Most of these fines, £308,101, were issued -> Continue reading Letting agents in London borough hit with £430,000 fines
Fakes: Bad for business, bad for consumers London Trading Standards are at the frontline of anti-counterfeiting work in the capital. It’s important work – dealing in fakes is a criminal offence that not only harms legitimate businesses, but leaves consumers with sub-standard goods which are often unsafe. Every year across London we seize many thousands of -> Continue reading Anti-counterfeiting
Ealing Council’s trading standards team has been carrying out undercover visits to businesses to make sure they are not selling knives to children. Encouragingly, almost all of the traders did not sell them. The ‘test purchasing’ exercise involved a 16-year-old visiting 10 premises in Ealing Broadway, West Ealing Broadway, Hanwell and Greenford. The operation was used -> Continue reading Undercover operation checks if knives sold illegally
The owner of a Fulham bar that broke Covid rules again and again, has been required to pay nearly £26,000 after a joint investigation by trading standards and licensing teams. Jack’s Café & Bar in Wandsworth Bridge Road was stripped of its licence in July 2020 after residents complained to Hammersmith & Fulham Council that the bar -> Continue reading Rowdy Jack’s bar in Fulham fined £26k for breaking Covid rules
Tower Hamlets Council has relaunched its Hajj Project this year to provide Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with useful health and travel advice ahead of their journey. The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Makkah. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and must be carried out at least once in a Muslim’s -> Continue reading Tower Hamlets’ Hajj project returns to support pilgrims
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