Protecting Consumers &
Safeguarding Businesses

Our vision is to protect consumers and safeguard businesses through cross-boundary intelligence-led enforcement projects in England and Wales. We also act as a safety net for consumers by ensuring that products entering the UK and the food chain are safe. We fund national teams that are hosted within local authorities. These include the eCrime, Safety at Ports and Borders, Feed, Regional Investigations, Estate Agency, Intelligence and Scams Teams..

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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

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Please note: National Trading Standards cannot help members of the public with specific complaints or advice about goods, services or specific businesses

What We Do