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Norman Peter Lamb
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On 11 April 2012, the Government published its response to the consultation on empowering and protecting consumers, which set out the decision to establish a National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) for England and Wales.The NTSB has responsibility for prioritising national and cross-local authority boundary enforcement in England and Wales, including:"an integrated national intelligence system;""the coordination of Trading Standards enforcement activity across local authority boundaries and nationally including management of enforcement databases;""the analysis of intelligence and setting of priorities for cross-boundary enforcement;""funding and supervision of Trading Standards teams in English and Wales and a small number of national centres of excellence;""the maintenance and use of a national indemnity fund to support local authorities bringing large or risky cases in the national interest;""the tasking of problematic supra-local enforcement cases within the Trading Standards network;""the collection of better data on Trading Standards activity and the evaluation of impact; and""reporting to BIS, and where necessary to the LGA and to Parliament, on Trading Standards activity which crosses local authority boundaries and the use of central Government funding."The NTSB has decided to continue to operate the Tackling Illegal Money Lending Team, and has made the following assessment.For Teeside, the number of complaints regarding intermediary credit business for 2011/12 was 125. This was made up of complaints about payday loans, home credit provision, retaining fees for brokers and other areas of credit unspecified.The team has received 22 reports of intelligence regarding illegal money lending for the same period for the Teeside area.In the north east, there are a number of strategies looking at financial inclusion and financial capability, which address the effects of unlicensed doorstep lending, including the Thrive' project and Financial Inclusion and Capability Northeast.
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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