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Businesses raided in pre-Christmas operations

Posted: 12/22/2017

Pre-Christmas operations by Ealing Council and Police have seized a vast amount of counterfeit and illicit items including Chanel and Gucci goods and 95kgs of Shisha.

Government unable to protect consumer rights states House of Lords Brexit Report

Posted: 12/20/2017

The Government “cannot ensure the protection of UK consumer rights” after the UK leaves the EU, according to the House of Lords EU Justice Committee report published yesterday. 

COSLA agree to trading standards future workforce proposals

Posted: 12/20/2017

Following a lengthy review designed to better protect consumers and tackle the heavily declining numbers of trading standards staff, COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) has responded to proposals to address the future delivery of Scottish local authority trading standards services.

Suspected fake designer goods seized in Trading Standards raids

Posted: 12/19/2017

Shoppers are being encouraged to heed consumer advice this Christmas after Barnet Trading Standards officers seized hundreds of suspected counterfeit designer handbags during raids on shops in the borough.

Unwanted gifts? Faulty goods? Know your customers rights this Christmas

Posted: 12/18/2017

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and consumers are flocking to the shops to pick up the latest deals.

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