Updates
Christmas toy safety checklist
Trading standards teams are carrying out toy safety inspections as Christmas nears
10 years of Fake-Free Markets charter
The Real Deal ‘Fake-Free Markets’ charter celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Obituary: Mike Gutowski
Trading standards lost a kind and compassionate colleague on October 10, 2019
Rise in scams and modern slavery
The latest NTS Consumer Harm Report shows an increase in doorstep crime
CTSI warns on Black Friday sales
UK consumers are being urged to do their research and not get sucked in by the hype
Smallholder guilty of animal cruelty
A man in Dorset has been sentenced for animal welfare offences
TS services stop 20m illegal products
Local trading standards have removed 20 million dangerous goods from sale in 2018/19
Whirlpool report highlights TS cuts
A new report has raised concerns over funding shortages for trading standards
‘Green energy’ fraudster jailed
A "slick and ruthless fraudster of elderly people" has been jailed
Mobility company director guilty
The director of a company that targeted vulnerable people has been prosecuted
CTSI calls for seasonal safety
CTSI is warning of the dangers posed by unsafe Halloween and Bonfire Night products
UK ECC prepares for half term
As Brexit and the half term holidays near, the UK ECC is positioned to provide support
Underage nicotine product sales rise
40% of retailers failed test purchase inspections - compared to 28% last year
Four jailed after major investigation
Rogue roofing contractors targeted elderly and vulnerable London residents
Scam ‘Amazon’ calls warning
Norfolk Trading Standards is warning about scam calls claiming to be from Amazon
Blind cord safety campaign launched
A new OPSS campaign is warning of the dangers loose blind cords pose to children