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CTSI can provide expert expert opinion on national trading standards policy and legislation. However, if you are looking for details of a specific case it is most likely a matter for the local authority trading standards team.

The impact of trading standards

Posted: 08/05/17

New video to help trading standards professionals engage with elected members.

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.

Cowboy plumber gets 16 month jail sentence

Posted: 04/05/17

Gareth Scott Redford, 32 of Mepal, Cambridgeshire was handed a 16 month prison sentence after failing to attend Cambridge Crown Court last Friday (28 April) following a joint investigation by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards and the Health and Safety Executive.

Product’s worth thousands seized in Trading Standards counterfeiting crackdown

Posted: 03/05/17

In an ongoing multi-agency operation coordinated by Fife and North Lanarkshire Council’s Trading Standards officers, and supported by officers from Police Scotland a series of warrants were executed at retail and domestic premises in North Lanarkshire.

Bogus carer jailed after fleecing blind WW2 vet for £250,000

Posted: 26/04/17

The jailing of a bogus carer who fleeced a blind war hero for £250,000 is a rare example of the systemic grooming and exploitation of elderly people coming before the courts, experts have said.

Food fraudsters each get five year prison sentences

Posted: 25/04/17

Investigations led by Leicester City Council's Trading Standards team revealed meat being supplied as lamb to shops and restaurants throughout the East Midlands and as far afield as Middlesbrough and Portsmouth, was in fact turkey.

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