Protecting Consumers &
Safeguarding Businesses

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. Read More

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Protecting Consumers & Safeguarding Businesses

The National Trading Standards Work Areas

National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.

Work Areas

Latest Headlines

Retailers must do more on knife sales

15th March 2019

National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team launches new industry guidance on referral fees

28th February 2019

Current Campaigns

Our Vision

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.

What We Do