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Beware fake goods at bank holiday markets, warn councils

Some of the hidden dangers of counterfeit goods include fake perfume that can often burn skin or leave a nasty rash and may contain lead; fake sunglasses which can offer no UVA protection; electrical goods which are a fire risk; flammable children's clothes, and unsafe children's toys with unsuitable small parts that can fall off and pose a choking hazard.

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LGA responds to new DFT taxi licensing guidance and reforms

“Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are very pleased that so many of our recommendations have been supported in this consultation."

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LGA responds to Which? report on consumer rights enforcement

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report by Which? calling for consumers’ rights enforcement systems to be overhauled.

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LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."

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LGA responds to Which? report on unidentifiable fire risk appliances

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to to research by Which? on the increasing number of appliances that cause fires in homes and which cannot be identified.

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LGA responds to Which? research on food hygiene

“Councils know their local areas best and target reduced resources at the riskiest businesses, while national co-ordination through the Food Standards Agency also helps to ensure that areas of the food industry most at risk are generally targeted accordingly."

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Toxic skin creams still rife in cosmetics market, councils warn

Shoppers are being warned about buying highly toxic skin lightening creams from a booming illegal market in cosmetics.

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LGA calls for taxi licensing reforms

"Councils have been making the case for our outdated patchwork of taxi laws to be updated with a taxi regime fit for the 21st Century, and it’s now time for government to deliver this."

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LGA responds to reports of curbs on betting machines blocked

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to today’s reports that plans to reduce the maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have been blocked by the Treasury.

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LGA responds to gambling advertising crackdown

"Councils have previously called for greater restrictions on gambling advertising and we are pleased to see the steps taken by the Committees of Advertising Practice to address this."