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Tobacco Smuggling and the trade in Illicit Tobacco (HoC Home Affairs Committee - call for evidence) - TSI response - August 2013

TSI response (PDF 236KB). TSI presents figures to show the valuable role of trading standards at the local level in tackling the supply of illicit tobacco, and the deleterious effects of reduced staffing levels in trading standards and the cessation in 2011 of the Department of Health funding for trading standards to undertake tobacco control work. TSI calls for an improvement in collaborative working and intelligence sharing with HMRC.