Analysis
Prosecutions and pitfalls
Useful advice on how to prevent a case collapsing due to a technicality
The problem with skin lightening
As well as being dangerous, skin lightening cosmetics raise questions about society
Taking a stand against counterfeits
Behind the scenes of a multi-agency operation in the UK’s ‘counterfeit capital’
Allergens: a matter of life and death
In the wake of several tragic deaths, have food businesses got the message on allergens?
Making regulation work better
The underpinnings of our regulation are due for a rethink, believes Professor Chris Hodges
Touchstone winners make their mark
The Touchstone Awards continue to celebrate the importance of hallmarking
Apprenticeships: a class act
How spreading the word about apprenticeships can help attract new recruits
The work of a lifetime
Robert Grice's book on hallmarking examines a subject that still resonates today
Old problems, new solutions
As well as upholding the oldest form of consumer protection, the BHC champions innovation
Fighting for children’s rights
Beeban Kidron discusses why legislators have a lot to learn from Trading Standards
All change on the high street
From illicit vapes to rip-off candy stores, a spate of new high street threats is emerging
LBBD takes on underage sales
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham TS carried out a series of compliance checks
New fireworks rules in Scotland
Ian Hillier examines what new fireworks legislation means for Trading Standards
Scammers exploit cost-of-living woes
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the cost-of-living crisis to dupe consumers
Trading Standards: A lifelong ally
Many people probably don't realise how much Trading Standards does to protect them
Short-weights hit consumers’ pockets
SCOTSS has found short-weight products contributing to the cost-of-living crisis