Trading Standards

Trading Standards


Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards are responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation relating to the supply and distribution of goods and services.

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Council scheme helping to open doors to the jobs market

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Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a scheme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. So far, over 350 people from across the county have already benefited from the programme.
Date:
Monday 20th October 2014

Fight against illicit alcohol and tobacco wins Home Office backing

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An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illicit alcohol and tobacco in Staffordshire will be boosted by money taken back from criminals. Nearly £35,000 funding from proceeds of crime will be used to tackle the problem of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco and alcohol. Counterfeit alcohol can contain hazardous chemicals which can seriously harm people's health while illicit tobacco often contains harmful substances.
Date:
Wednesday 18th June 2014

Staffordshire marks World Anti-Counterfeiting Day with investment to fight the fakes

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A drive to combat the sale of fake goods in Staffordshire will receive a £15,000 boost with money clawed back from criminals, the county's trading standards leader has announced.
Date:
Wednesday 11th June 2014

Fake Britain - Staffordshire TS showcased this week on BBC

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Staffordshire Trading Standards are to feature in two episodes of Fake Britain which looks at illicit tobacco sales from shops in the Burton area of Staffordshire and follows officers from Staffordshire Trading Standards and Police during a dawn raid on a warehouse in Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 2nd May 2014

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