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, illegal money lending 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 illegal money lending to copycat websites and doorstep crime.
National Trading Standards issues bogus helpline scam warning
22nd February 2017
Leicester sales person has received a 22-month suspended sentence for pressurising and misleading advertising cold calls
9th February 2017
National Consumer Week 2-6 Nov 2015
Know your rights - the week long campaign run by Citizens Advice and Trading Standards
2014-15 Consumer Harm Report
The inaugural National Trading Standards ‘Consumer Harm Report’ reveals annual data and predicts biggest threats for 2016 including energy, lottery and telephone preference scams.
Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders
National Consumer Week 2014 focused on doorstep crime, which saw the launch of the ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign.