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  • Know your consumer rights

    24/09/2009

    Trading Standards Service has advised consumers to be aware of their rights when purchasing goods. more »


  • Beware of ‘Free Trial’ slimming products

    18/08/2009

    Trading Standards Service has warned consumers to beware of online offers of slimming products that claim to be on a ‘free trial basis’. more »


  • OFT announces clearer terms for ticket buyers

    22/07/2009

    Consumers buying tickets for concerts, theatres, events and attractions will receive fairer contract terms following the conclusion of discussions between the OFT and the body representing businesses selling or re-selling tickets. more »


  • OFT issues guidance for second charge lending

    22/07/2009

    Second charge loans – sometimes referred to as ‘homeowner’ loans – involve consumers with an existing mortgage taking out a further loan secured against their home. Firms offering or arranging such loans must be licensed by the OFT. more »


  • Beware of doorstep sellers

    09/06/2009

    Trading Standards are advising householders to beware of doorstep sellers, after a local man was charged £5,500 for a job originally quoted as £400. more »

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