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Trading standards

Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Leicestershire County Council (20 011 868)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 17-Aug-2021

    Summary: Mr C says the Council was at fault for failures its trading standards department made after he complained about a rogue builder. He says these faults caused him and his wife injustice because, as a result, another council was unable to prosecute the builder. The Council was at fault for failures in communication but these did not mean the other council could not prosecute. It decided, independently, that prosecution was not justified. The Council has agreed to apologise and pay Mr and Mrs C £100.

  • Rutland County Council (20 011 867)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 17-Aug-2021

    Summary: Mr C says the Council was at fault for various failures related to his complaint about a rogue builder. Mr C says he and his wife have suffered injustice because of their distress and the amount of time Mr C spent investigating the builder. The Council was at fault for a failure to respond to an email and a telephone call. It has already changed its processes to prevent a recurrence. It has agreed to pay Mr C £100 in recognition of his and Mrs C's distress and the time and trouble he was put to.

  • South Gloucestershire Council (19 013 943)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 19-Oct-2020

    Summary: Mrs B complains about the way the Council investigated her company. She says an officer repeatedly contacted her and other family members, and visited their homes, which caused distress. She says the officer posted personal data about her to the wrong address. The Ombudsman does not find fault in how the Council carried out its investigation. However, we find fault in the Council not updating Mrs B and in its responses to her complaints.

  • London Borough of Hounslow (19 007 812)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 01-Jul-2020

    Summary: Mr X says the Council's trading standards team failed to investigate a report he made about an estate agency. There was fault by the Council because it did not inform Mr X directly about its investigation. However, this failing did not cause Mr X significant injustice to warrant further investigation by, or a remedy from, the Ombudsman.

  • North Yorkshire County Council (19 009 497)

    Statement Not upheld Trading standards 07-Apr-2020

    Summary: Mrs X complains about the Council's getting and executing a warrant at her address. She says the Council did not execute the warrant correctly, wrongly took her property, and did not follow its own policies and procedures. She also complains the Council's officers were rude and aggressive. The Ombudsman does not find fault with the Council's actions.

  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (18 011 376)

    Statement Not upheld Trading standards 27-Jan-2020

    Summary: there is no fault by the Council in its consideration of Mr F's concerns about the quality of specialist glass units fitted in his home which is a listed building

  • Plymouth City Council (19 004 257)

    Statement Not upheld Trading standards 20-Jan-2020

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council did not investigate allegations against his company in a fair and professional manner. There is no fault in the way the Council carried out its investigation and we have closed Mr X's complaint.

  • Warwickshire County Council (19 000 317)

    Statement Not upheld Trading standards 22-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council was at fault in the way it responded to his concerns about the work of two builders at his property. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault in the way the Council considered these matters and has completed his investigation.

  • South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council (19 004 008)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 18-Oct-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman found initial delay with the way the Council investigated Mr D's report about a gas heating company wrongly claiming his boiler needed repairing to the value of £800. The delay of about 7 weeks caused no significant injustice to him. There was no fault in the way the Council dealt with his formal complaint. It investigated and responded to his complaint within published time scales.

  • Cheshire East Council (18 010 906)

    Statement Upheld Trading standards 11-Sep-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to take sufficient action over his Trading Standards complaint. The Ombudsman should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council which would warrant an investigation.