18 October – 22 October 2021
Protecting people and businesses in the capital – the focus of London Trading Standards Week 2021
A week of events, talks, training and support is being launched by London Trading Standards this October.
Each day there will be themed messages promoting the efforts of LTS officers, including rogue traders in the rental sector, unsafe vehicles for sale, doorstep scams, knives, illegal tobacco and loan sharks.
Day 1: highlights some of the key projects being run. Operation Regal focuses on unsafe and substandard vehicles for sale, whilst the Tick Box initiative encourages businesses to ensure illegitimate products aren’t kept in self storage premises.
Day 2: focus will be on knives and relaunching the Responsible Retailer Agreement. The RRA seeks to gain the support of sellers to ensure they check the age of individuals being sold to and store knives in secure locations.
Day 3: ‘Do us a favour, look out for your neighbour’ – helping to keep an eye on elderly and vulnerable residents from roue traders
Day 4: Business support focus, with a series of training and talks on subjects such as illegal money lending, as well as the night time economy and the Ask for Angela project.
Day 4 online free webinars
Day 5: ‘Operation Ce Ce’ will examine the recent raids carried out to crack down on the illegal tobacco trade. Almost 300,000 cigarettes have been seized and products with a market value of £226,800 successfully confiscated.