Protecting Consumers &
National Trading Standards was set up in 2012 by the Government as part of changes to the consumer protection landscape. Our role is to provide leadership, influence, support and resources to help combat consumer and business detriment nationally, regionally and locally. We bring together trading standards representatives from England and Wales to prioritise, fund and coordinate national and regional enforcement cases.
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.
Duo convicted of major vacuum servicing fraud
14th July 2017
Make sure advertising claims are accurate, estate agencies are reminded
7th July 2017
Consumer Harm Report 2015-16
National Trading Standards’ annual Consumer Harm Report highlights key data and emerging threats to consumers
Friends Against Scams
We are encouraging people to Take a Stand Against Scams
Scams Awareness Month 2016
National Trading Standards takes part in the annual Scams Awareness Month
To protect consumers and safeguard businesses through cross-boundary intelligence-led enforcement projects in England and Wales.
By looking beyond local boundaries, we aim to monitor, disrupt and bring to justice individuals and organised crime groups committing trading standards offences.