Consumer advice news
Published on 7th June 2018
Potential second-hand car buyers are being urged to make sure that any vehicles they test-drive from a dealer have a valid MOT certificate.
Published on 4th June 2018
Citizens Advice and Trading Standards are joining forces to give people in Sandwell the knowledge to spot scams.
Published on 15th May 2018
A furniture company has been ordered to pay nearly £300,000 after a warehouse worker’s legs were crushed in a compactor at a Wednesbury factory.
Published on 8th May 2018
Sandwell Council’s trading standards team is warning residents to be on their guard against rogue traders and bogus callers.
Published on 6th December 2017
Sandwell residents are urged not to miss out on the latest round of a cash-saving energy scheme which could save them hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills.
Published on 5th December 2017
With two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how to safely prepare turkey at home.
Published on 16th November 2017
Sessions aimed at helping people look after their money have been held across Sandwell to mark National Financial Capability Week.
Published on 4th October 2017
Sandwell trading standards officers have seized more than 150,000 illegal tobacco products along with four suspected bottles of counterfeit vodka with a retail value of more than £15,000.
Published on 15th August 2017
A 28-year-old Wednesbury car salesman was given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more than £800 in fines and costs after admitting selling dangerous and unsafe cars.
Published on 27th July 2017
More than 5.5 million illegal cigarettes and 645 kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized by local trading standards within the Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA) in 12 months.
Published on 21st July 2017
Trading standards officers are warning young people - especially those aged 18-25 years - to be on their guard against falling victim to fraud.
Published on 3rd July 2017
Trading standards officers in Sandwell have launched a month-long campaign during July to highlight scams aimed at a range of people in the community.
Published on 6th January 2017
An illegally imported French Bulldog puppy is in quarantine after a vet discovered it had not been vaccinated against rabies.
Published on 19th October 2015
A new app will allow people in Sandwell to make sure they ask the right questions while considering renting a property.