Last year our Consumer Advice section dealt with more than 20,000 complaints as well as a large number of general enquiries.
Doorstep crime is a major problem throughout the UK and older adults in particular are at risk from bogus callers and doorstep rogue traders.
We perform sampling activities in regards to food, animal feeds, fertilisers and consumer goods to ensure legal compliance with legislation.
Food Standards are set down in law, to ensure that the food we eat is accurately described and of the nature and quality demanded by the consumer and regulations.
The Trading Standards service has an important role in supporting and advising businesses, as well as cracking down on unsafe products and unscrupulous traders.
Whether it's fake lottery and prize draw wins, bogus psychic predictions, get-rich-quick investment cons or 'miracle' health cures, nearly half of the UK's population has been targeted by a scam.