The UK Charity DogLost has reported a 170% increase in dog thefts, possibly linked to the high demand for dogs and the prices of litters Did you know many local area Police teams have their own ‘Dog Watch?’ These schemes encourage dog owners and walkers to be the extra eyes… Read More
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A man who illegally imported cropped and docked Doberman puppies into the UK has been sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in prison for risking the rabies free status of the country. On Monday 17 May, at Bournemouth Crown Court, Peter Graham HARMAN (aged 39) formally of Portland Road,… Read More
The 26th August is National Dog Day! With the demand for dogs pet fraud is at an all time high, Trading Standards are urging families to be careful when sourcing a puppy or dog. Buyers are paying deposits for puppies they have not been able to view, before being asked… Read More
Trading standards is essential to the success of the UK economy. Its officers are uniquely placed to understand the challenges businesses face, and by providing guidance, supporting assured trader schemes and cracking down on goods and practices that infringe on intellectual property rights, they are powerful allies to legitimate businesses.
COVID-19 has been accompanied by a surge in scams, with new attempts to dupe the public emerging every day. Everyone is potentially vulnerable to these scams – and with more of us spending money online than before, trading standards has a vital role to play in victim interventions, destigmatising victimhood… Read More
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