National Trading Standards gathers intelligence from around the country to protect businesses and consumers from criminal activity and tackle a number of priorities. These currently cover e-crime, mass marketing scams, doorstep crime, and other enforcement issues that go beyond local authority boundaries. We cover a number of work areas and have dedicated teams to tackle these priorities.
National Trading Standards Teams include:
Other Work Areas:
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.
Driveway repair fraudster sentenced to five and a half years
30th August 2018
Passport service website operator sentenced
2nd August 2018
Friends Against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to Take a Stand Against Scams.
Scams Awareness Month 2018
Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams. Scams Awareness Month 2018 will take place in June.
Consumer Harm Report 2017
National Trading Standards (NTS) prevented nearly £127 million in losses to consumers and businesses over the last year, new figures from the third annual Consumer Harm Report reveal. This represents an increase of more than a third on last year and takes the total losses prevented by NTS over the last three years to nearly half a billion pounds (over £471 million).