Illicit cigarettes cost business more than £14,000

Magistrates have ordered an Enfield business and its director to pay £14,140 in fines and costs after Council officers seized thousands of illicit cigarettes. Enfield Council’s Trading Standards team visited Carpathina European Food on Bowes Road, N11 with partner organisations and sniffer dogs as part of a crackdown on illegal tobacco sales. The team had
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Illegal tobacco sales targeted during London Trading Standards Week

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
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Trading Standards Prevents Over £588m of Consumer Detriment

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
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Communities asked to ‘Do Us A Favour, Look Out for Your Neighbour’ in a bid to crack down on doorstep crime and scams

Londoners are being asked to keep an eye on the old and vulnerable in their neighbourhoods to build on the connections created during lockdown. The ‘Do us a favour, look out for your neighbour’ campaign is being launched by London Trading Standards (LTS) following reports of better neighbour engagement and community spirit following the Covid-19
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London Trading Standards welcomes CMA statement on COVID-19 cancellation rights

London Trading Standards has welcomed today’s statement by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on consumers’ cancellation rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMA has identified three main areas of concern which are; Holiday accommodation Weddings and private events; Nurseries and childcare providers. Local authority trading standards services are responsible for enforcing a whole range
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