• Halloween: Costumes and related items

    Published: Friday, 27 October 2017

    Halloween is growing in popularity and increasingly consumers are making more purchases for the occasion. The Office of Fair Trading is therefore issuing the following guidance to help consum

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  • AML Newsletters

    Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    The National Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering and the Combatting of Terrorist Financing in Gibraltar has recently issued two newsletters to raise awareness of the following matters...

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  • OFT attendance at CTSI conference

    Published: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

    The OFT's Chief Executive Officer and Senior Consumer Protection Enforcer attended this year's Chartered Trading Standards Institute conference held in Harrogate, United Kingdom.

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  • Website updates

    Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    We have updated the Business Licensing Authority section of our website to assist applicants with the process of obtaining a business licence. The site now gives easier to follow guidance abo

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  • Best practice guidance for caterers

    Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017

    One of the responsibilities of the OFT, as set out in section 7 of the Fair Trading Act 2015, is to promote good business practices which may affect consumer interests and to give information

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  • New awareness about hiring builders

    Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

    As part of its on-going work, the OFT's Consumer Protection team has identified, through complaints received and through its own investigations, that consumers are unintentionally...

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  • CP Enforcers commence inspections programme

    Published: Monday, 19 September 2016

    As part of the Office of Fair Trading’s inspections programme, the Consumer Protection Enforcers (CPEs) will this week be visiting traders in Main Street to submit notices of inspections.

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  • New licensing guidance notes

    Published: Friday, 05 August 2016

    Continuing our commitment to assisting with the setting up of businesses locally we have prepared new guidance notes for those wishing to apply for a new business licence

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  • Restricted Premises and Issue of Premises Waiver

    Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016

    On 9th February 2016 the Hon Neil Costa MP issued a Ministerial Direction to the Business Licensing Authority in relation to its functions in respect of restricted premises and the issue of p

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  • Issue of Business Licences Relating to Trade in Tobacco

    Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016

    On 5th April 2016, the Hon Neil Costa MP issued a Ministerial Direction to the Business Licensing Authority in respect of the exercise of its functions under the Fair Trading Act 2015...

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