CONFISCATION AND TRADING STANDARDS OFFENCES

The excellent and informative website from Bartfields Forensic Accountants on 1st July hosted its latest useful article.  It reminds one that, in the UK, trading standards officers today also deal with scams, frauds, dishonest overcharging, trade mark and intellectual property offences and transgressions of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and other legislation.  It quotes a remark from a 2017 Court of Appeal case, that “the amount lost by the loser is generally irrelevant”, and asks how is the benefit to be established for the purposes of the confiscation provisions of POCA 2002?

http://www.accountingevidence.com/blog/2018/07/confiscation-and-trading-standards-offences/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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