Haringey Council discovered illegal tobacco with a value of over £1,500 – following an operation linked with London Trading Standards Week. Trading Standards teams from the council carried out a range of enforcement actions throughout the week, including test purchases to catch out shopkeepers illegally selling tobacco products to children. Sniffer dogs also played a -> Continue reading Illegal tobacco sales targeted during London Trading Standards Week
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
A karate teacher found selling fake DVDs and Scholl foot care products, running a fraudulent business, money laundering and more, is today sentenced to four years in prison. Southwark Council led on the investigation and subsequent prosecution at the Inner London Crown Court. Stephen Anthony Clarke Gostling (56), of Birkbeck Road, Beckenham, had a fraudulent online -> Continue reading Karate teacher gets four years jail time for fake DVD business
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