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The impact of trading standards

Posted 08/05/17

A Welsh language version of the video is available here.

Resources to help elected members understand trading standards

Trading standards is a small and little understood local authority service that punches well above its weight in terms of impact. In order to help you understand how the work of trading standards contributes to your local community, and to help trading standards officers spread the message to their local elected members, we have created a short video focusing on just three of the impacts of the service.

  • Safeguarding vulnerable people from scams and fraud which affect their financial, physical and mental health.
  • Protecting young people's health and welfare by preventing underage sales of harmful products.
  • Helping businesses to grow and thrive through expert advice on regulation.

If you want more information about the impact of trading standards, or want to learn about some of the other areas that their work covers, please have a look at our resource on the impact of trading standards in statistics which you can find below.

Explore our website for further information about trading standards or contact us with a specific query. Alternatively you can get in touch with your local service direct through your local council. 



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