Residents in Surrey and Buckinghamshire will be better protected from scams and rip-offs with the launch next month of a joint trading standards service covering both counties.
A merger between Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards takes effect from 1 April with the aim of harnessing their collective expertise to give consumers even stronger safeguards and businesses an even better service.
The tie-up will also save taxpayers money over the next four years through smarter working and pooled resources.
Trading standards services in both counties will still maintain their local bases in Aylesbury and Redhill.
The two counties see similar crimes against consumers and their trading standards teams each boast specific strengths which will be shared to better serve the public in both areas.
While Surrey has particular expertise in tackling doorstep crime, protecting vulnerable residents and working with businesses to help them comply with regulations, Buckinghamshire is noted for its…
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