Further to my post about cutbacks at Hampshire County Council Trading Standards, I have another – this time from the London Borough of Enfield. The current TS department has 4 members of staff. This is already a ridiculously low number Continue reading Cutbacks at Enfield Trading Standards
I’ve been contacted by an ex-employee of Hampshire County Council Trading Standards. They have provided me some communication they had with their councillor, which makes for interesting, if not alarming reading. This just sums up for me the problem of Continue reading Cutbacks at Hampshire County Council Trading Standards
A few years ago I made a comment that the cuts to Trading Standards were so severe that we were going past the point of being able to return (in the short to medium term) even if all the money Continue reading Skills shortage in Trading Standards?
I am happy to be posting my first guest post by another Trading Standards Officer. They have asked to remain anonymous. I have re-written the article so that it resembles my style of writing rather than theirs (to make it Continue reading Mass Exodus
This post was originally posted in August 2013. Some of the links are now dead and so have been removed. Earlier this year, the union Unison published a report that looked at what effect the budget cuts of the last Continue reading Cuts to Trading Standards – Unison Report