Our Trading Standards newsletter is updated fortnightly and aims to provide you with information about the latest scams, product recalls and alerts about rogue traders that may be in your area. You can subscribe, send the newsletter to friends, print, see previous editions and unsubscribe (although we will be sorry to see you go!)
Free scams awareness sessions
We are hosting a variety of virtual awareness events. There is the Friends Against Scams session that shows you how to spot and stop a scam, and what to do to safeguard yourself and others .
The Scam Champion session is for those that want to help spread the scam awareness messages wider for example by running your own session in your community or workplace.
The Business Against Scams session includes a number of resources that companies can share with their employees which can educate them on a variety of common business related frauds.
Please see our Eventbrite page for times and dates and to book yourself a space.
Prosecutions and other court actions
Find out about the latest court actions against rogue traders, the selling of counterfeit goods and other unlawful trading practices in Buckinghamshire and Surrey.
Traders4U.co.uk launched in Buckinghamshire and Surrey
You can now use a directory of businesses which have been vetted and monitored by your local Trading Standards. Each business has given a commitment to trading fairly.
Caterers – be allergen aware!
Do you want to help your staff fully understand the requirements of allergen labelling? Guidance can be found on the Food Standards Agency's allergen resources web page.
If you would like more help on how to be allergen aware, please contact our Business Advice Team.
Translated allergen guidance notes in other languages including Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Turkish and Urdu can be found on the Brighton and Hove City Council website.
Working with TrustMark to offer a new level of consumer protection and trade accreditation
Together, we jointly deliver a Trading Standards approval scheme which gives firms local reassurance with national recognition.
The Trading Standards Approval scheme is an accreditation that tells potential customers that the tradesperson not only complies with TrustMark's Government-endorsed Standards for quality of workmanship, but they also understand fair trading practices and have in place all the correct documentation and insurances.
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