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Trading Standards Business E-Newsletter 2018

Welcome to the Trading Standards Business News, a FREE digital publication that brings local businesses the latest in regulation changes and guidance.
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Rogue trader handed suspended prison sentence for money laundering

A rogue trader who carried out unnecessary maintenance work on a Tamworth property has been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,000 victim compensation after pleading guilty to money laundering offences.
Thursday 8th March 2018

Responsible knife sales

Responsible knife sales are vital for community safety, Staffordshire's cabinet member for Trading Standards has said following a test purchase operation. During a week-long operation in Stafford, underage volunteers working with the Trading Standards team were able to buy knives from six shops out of a total of 14 visited.
Tuesday 6th March 2018

Tens of thousands of illicit cigarettes and haul of tobacco seized in East Staffordshire raids

Tens of thousands of illicit cigarettes and 10 kilograms of hand rolling tobacco was been seized from Burton shops on Saturday. Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards officers, aided by sniffer dogs, visited shops in Burton on February 10. Four premises were targeted as part of an intelligence-led operation, with illicit tobacco found in two of them.
Thursday 15th February 2018

Thousands of illicit cigarettes and haul of tobacco seized in Staffordshire raids

Thousands of illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand rolling tobacco have been seized from Staffordshire shops during a December operation.
Tuesday 19th December 2017
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