Y PWYLLGOR CRAFFU
DIOGELU'R CYHOEDD A'R AMGYLCHEDD

 

29AIN O FEHEFIN 2018

 

 

Y WYBODAETH DDIWEDDARAF AM WASANAETHAU SAFONAU MASNACH YNG NGHYMRU

 

 

Ystyried y materion canlynol a chyflwyno sylwadau arnynt:

Y cyflwyniad gan Simon Wilkinson, Swyddog Polisi Gwasanaethau Rheng Flaen a Rheoleiddio, Cymdeithas Llywodraeth Leol Cymru.

 

Y Rhesymau:

 

Rhoi'r wybodaeth ddiweddaraf i'r Aelodau am sefyllfa bresennol a dyfodol y Gwasanaethau Safonau Masnach.

 

 

Angen ei gyfeirio at y Bwrdd Gweithredol / Cyngor er mwyn gwneud penderfyniad: NAC OES

 

 

 

Yr Aelod o'r Bwrdd Gweithredol sy'n Gyfrifol am y Portffolio:

Y Cyng. Philip Hughes (Diogelu'r Cyhoedd)

 

 

 

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth:

Cymunedau

 

 

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

Jonathan Morgan

 

 

Awdur yr Adroddiad:

Roger Edmunds

 

 

Swydd:

 

 

 

Pennaeth Dros Dro Cartrefi a Chymunedau Mwy Diogel

 

 

Rheolwr y Gwasanaethau Safonau Masnach

 

 

Rhifau ffôn/ Cyfeiriadau E-bost:

 

 

01267 228960

jmorgan@sirgar.gov.uk

 

 

 

01554 742280

REdmunds@sirgar.gov.uk

 

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

ENVIRONMENTAL & PUBLIC PROTECTION
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

29TH JUNE 2018

 

 

UPDATE ON  TRADING STANDARDS SERVICES IN WALES

 

 

 

On 21st March, the UK Government published a research report - The Impact of Local Authority Trading Standards in Challenging Times
(Link to the report - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/420218/bis-15-139-the-impact-of-local-authority-trading-standards-in-challenging-times-r2.pdf)

The research objectives were to:

  • examine the benefits and efficiency of trading standards activities
  • show how they align with national and local priorities
  • show the impact of cuts to funding over recent years

A summary of recommendations in the report were as follows:

 

1.      Painting a clearer picture of the benefits that trading standards work contributes to local and national priorities and its benefits to the public purse.

2.      Developing a logic model for trading standards processes.

3.    Developing case studies that describe and estimate the benefits of trading standards services.

4.  Building an evidence base on the impact of budget cuts to local trading standards services in recent years.

5.    Testing the efficiency and effectiveness of trading standards services across England, Scotland and Wales.

6.    Identifying any current or future enforcement gaps.

 

The attached power- point presentation illustrates the developments Trading Standards has made in Wales in response to the recommendations and, more specifically, in Carmarthenshire.

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

 

 

YES – PRESENTATION

 

 

 


 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report.

 

Signed:  

Jonathan Morgan

Acting Head of Homes and Safer Communities

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below:

 

Signed:  

Jonathan Morgan

Acting Head of Homes and Safer Communities

 

 

1. Local Member(s) – N/A

2. Community / Town Councils – N/A

3. Relevant Partners – N/A

4. Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations – N/A

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

 

 THESE ARE LISTED BELOW.

 

Title of Document

 

File Ref No. / Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

The Impact of Local Authority Trading Standards in Challenging Times.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/420218/bis-15-139-the-impact-of-local-authority-trading-standards-in-challenging-times-r2.pdf