Trading standards

The council's trading standards service advises on and enforces a wide range of laws designed to protect Tower Hamlet's consumers. There are numerous laws in place to protect consumers, including product safety, product counterfeiting, fair trading, food labelling and description of goods. See the Trading standards advice leaflets for more on our database of advice information for trading standards.

Letting agents

Guidance to all letting agents

Guidance to tenants of letting agents

Hajj and umrah consumer advice leaflets

Excess packaging

Trading Standards are responsible for enforcing regulations designed to limit the amount of packaging that producers use. Consumers can report to us goods that are needlessly over-packaged.

Product safety

The Trading Standards Service has an important role in supporting and advising businesses, as well as cracking down on unsafe products and unscrupulous traders. 

Weights and measures

Trading Standards are required to ensure that all goods sold are correctly weighed and measured in accordance with current legislation. 

For more information:

Email: tradingstandards@towerhamlets.gov.uk