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Shop owner and co-worker ordered to pay over £2,000 for illicit alcohol and tobacco sales

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A Burton shop owner and his employee have been ordered to pay over £2,000 in fines and costs after trading standards officers discovered illicit tobacco and alcohol on sale at a town centre unit last year.
Date:
Monday 10th December 2018

Know your consumer rights when Christmas and New Year shopping

Description
People doing their Christmas and New Year shopping are being urged to get to know their consumer rights and avoid scams.
Date:
Monday 10th December 2018

Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Description
People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams.
Date:
Monday 19th November 2018

Company and directors handed £50,000 fines for carrying out aggressive sales

Description
Three company directors whose company used aggressive trading practices and overcharged vulnerable residents for work carried out have been handed fines totalling £50,000.
Date:
Thursday 25th October 2018

People and businesses reminded of firework sales safety

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Staffordshire traders selling fireworks have been reminded of legal responsibilities in terms of the safe storage and sales by Staffordshire County Council's Trading Standards team in the run-up to bonfire night celebrations.
Date:
Wednesday 24th October 2018
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