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

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

Rise in Modern Slavery in Fraud and Scams

27th November 2019

Lloyds Banking Group joins 'Friends Against Scams' campaign

21st November 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