- UK trading standards stops more than 20m illegal products from reaching consumers
- Trading standards stopped more than 20 million illegal and potentially dangerous cigarettes, toys, electricals and cosmetics reaching consumers over the past year, it has said.
- Officers prevented at least £42 million of consumer harm over the past year, as well as prosecuting more than 1,100 people for criminal offences resulting in a total of 317 years of prison sentences.
- Trading standards received around 500,000 complaints last year and undertook 43,000 investigations.
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