Our local priorities

Southwark's Trading Standards service is responsible for protecting consumers and businesses by ensuring a fair and safe trading environment.

The team supports the council’s Fairer Future promises of a strong local economy where legitimate enterprise can thrive, and consumers have confidence in the goods and services they buy in Southwark.

Our priorities are:

  • doorstep crime, scams and unfair trading - protecting vulnerable consumers from the fraudulent and financially abusive activities of rogue traders 
  • illegal economy - combatting the trade in unsafe, illicit and counterfeit products
  • age restricted products - protecting the health and well being of young people by ensuring underage children are not sold age restricted goods and services
  • rented housing - working with regulatory partners to combat rogue landlords and letting agents

Other areas of work include:

Page last updated: 04 April 2017