Below you will find the most recent news directly from Trading Standards South West (TSSW), the authorities in the South West that are part of TSSW, or projects operated by TSSW. All the news from the authorities is sourced directly from its respective press office.
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and… Read More
A 60-year-old man from Exeter has been charged with illegal money lending and money laundering offences. It follows an investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and Devon and Cornwall Police. The suspect was arrested after a warrant... Read More
As the party season approaches, Trading Standards has issued a warning that allergens may be found where you don’t expect them. Gloucestershire County Council’s Trading Standards team has carried out a survey to raise awareness of allergens in food, in particular one you might not be expecting – milk in... Read More