Illegal Money Lending Teams
On 1 April 2018 responsibility for the Illegal Money Lending Teams was transferred from National Trading Standards to the Financial Conduct Authority.
For more information about the work of the Illegal Money Lending Teams or to report a loan shark then please visit http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/.
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.
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
Consumer Harm Report 2018
National Trading Standards’ annual Consumer Harm Report reveals more consumer detriment prevented and record prison sentences handed down. Report also highlights new and emerging threats facing consumers and businesses.
Friends Against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to Take a Stand Against Scams.
Scams Awareness Month 2018
Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams. Scams Awareness Month 2018 will take place in June.