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Dodgy Hard Hats only tip of iceberg

Almost two years after a well known British general builders merchants was fined £14,000 for selling substandard, non compliant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the very real problem fake PPE poses to worker safety and health still exists. This case was the result of Trading Standards officers finding safety helmets failing impact tests, highlighting fake PPE…

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Age UK: Taking stock on tackling scams

A growing problem? As trading standards professionals will know only too well, older people are likely to be losing large amounts of money – and worse, facing potential health impacts – because they are targeted by scammers. Our recent report ‘Only the tip of the iceberg’ showed that over half (53%) of people aged 65+ believe…

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Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!

Operation Liberal is the national intelligence unit for organised travelling criminality.  The operation gathers intelligence on the many crime types committed by those criminals who travel in order to offend.  These crime types include those committed on the doorstep including distraction burglary and rogue trading. The victims of these crime types tend to be older…

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Motor Codes announces UK’s Garage of the Year

On Tuesday 30 June, Motor Codes announced Crescent Motoring of Staffordshire as the winner of the UK Garage of the Year Award during the Auto Express Car of the Year Awards. Held in London, Crescent Motoring of Staffordshire received the award after being recognised as one of the most established vehicle Service, Repair and MOT…

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on 24th June is being marked this year with a series of events across the globe and an awards presentation. Counterfeiting is a global problem that simultaneously attacks legitimate businesses, threatens the livelihoods of honest worker and contributes to the criminal profits of organised criminal gangs. The seemingly benign purchase of a…