Regional Investigations Teams
Work Areas

Regional Investigations Teams

The National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Teams target criminals involved with doorstep crime, counterfeiting, consumer and business fraud and other related crime. They operate across England and Wales through eight regionally based teams covering:

  • Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CeNTSA)
  • North East Trading Standards Authorities (NETSA)
  • Trading Standards East Midlands (TSEM)
  • Trading Standards North West (TSNW)
  • Tri Region, on behalf of Trading Standards South East Ltd (TSSEL), East of England Trading Standards Association (EETSA) and London Trading Standards authorities (LTS)
  • Trading Standards Partnership South West (SWERCOTS)
  • Yorkshire and Humber Trading Standards Group (YAHTSG) and
  • Wales Heads of Trading Standards (WHoTS)

Last year (from 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016) 46 criminals were convicted following investigations by National Trading Standards’ Regional Investigation Teams. Those convictions led to 114 years of custodial sentences, £215,000 of fines being imposed on criminals as well as £525,000 in court costs. £928,000 was also confiscated from criminals as a result of their investigations. 

Examples of recent activity undertaken by Regional Investigations Teams can be found on the News section

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