Trading Standards

Friday, 26 August 2016
Reference
2016080427000229
Category
Request Date
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Response Date
Friday, August 26, 2016

Question

The number of posts in the trading standards department (full time equivalent) broken down by year for the past 5 years...ie 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
The number of calls/ contacts received by the trading standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years...ie 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
The number of investigations carried out by the trading standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years...ie 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
And the number of prosecutions brought by the trading standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years...ie 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

 

Answer

1. The number of posts in the Trading Standards department (full time equivalent) broken down by year for the past 5 years.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

2

2

2

2

2

2. The number of calls/contacts received by the Trading Standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years.

Considered within this is all consumer complaints received (including Citizens Advice Consumer Service notifications and referrals) and business advice calls/contacts received by the Trading Standards Service. This is recorded in financial years. 

Years

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

 

418

463

477

448

534

3.The number of investigations carried out by the Trading Standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years.

We are not able to establish the number of investigations carried out from the way we record on our system.  Each individual Service request would have to be examined to determine whether and what action may have been taken by Trading Standards in respect of that Service request. 

4. The number of prosecutions brought by the Trading Standards department broken down by year for the past 5 years.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

0

0

0

0

0