A new report from the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers (ACTSO) shows that demand for local Trading Standards services has spiralled in the pandemic, mounting pressure on already stretched services. In the third annual review into The Impacts and Outcomes of Local Trading Standards Services in England and Wales, figures for 2020/21 show that -> Continue reading Trading Standards Prevents Over £588m of Consumer Detriment
Protecting people and businesses in the capital – the focus of London Trading Standards Week 2021 A week of events, talks, training and support is being launched by London Trading Standards this October. From Monday 18th to Friday 22nd London Trading Standards (LTS) Week will highlight various campaigns being run to protect businesses and consumers -> Continue reading London Trading Standards Week 2021
Since the start of the pandemic London Trading Standards have been playing a key role in the enforcement of emergency legislation introduced in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health posed by the incidence and spread of COVID-19. The Secretary of State has been making regulations using powers in the Public Health -> Continue reading COVID-19 emergency legislation
London Trading Standards is warning Londoners to beware of unscrupulous traders seeking to profiteer from the coronavirus pandemic and criminal scammers exploiting the fears of the vulnerable. Excessive prices London borough trading standards services have received over 1,600 complaints about traders charging excessive prices for a range of goods since the pandemic started and there -> Continue reading Beware pandemic profiteers and coronavirus crooks
London Trading Standards (LTS) changed the format and timing of its fourth annual city-wide awareness campaign to extend over four weeks. This was due to the COVID-19 crisis which necessitated a shift in focus for local council trading standards. The theme this year was “Protecting Consumers, Safeguarding Business through COVID-19” Starting in May 2020 a -> Continue reading London Trading Standards COVID-19 Campaign
London Trading Standards is urging consumers to report any examples they find of unscrupulous traders exploiting the current situation to take advantage of people with unjustified high prices. Examples such as small bottles of hand sanitiser being sold for up to £24.99 each have been reported. The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a -> Continue reading Report any traders ‘profiteering’ from COVID-19
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