Audit Committee summary

The Council’s Audit Committee met on Thursday 27 July for its first meeting of the municipal year. Chaired by Councillor Richard Clein, items under discussion included the Council’s Internal Audit Plan and the Committee’s Draft Work Programme for 2023/24.  The meeting opened with the committee being asked to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, […]


Halton Trading Standards is warning people about text/SMS scams where the scammers are posing as family members to steal information. As teenagers venture away from home this summer for holidays, festivals and school trips, the prospect of text message scams increases. The scam involves a text message purporting to be from the recipient’s son or […]


Halton Trading Standards is issuing a warning about scam Facebook login alerts. People have been receiving messages stating that Facebook has prevented an unauthorised login to their Facebook account. This is a scam which is designed to alarm the recipient into changing their password using the links in the message. If you have any concerns […]

Scams warning this Christmas

People are being offered tips and advice to avoid being scammed this Christmas. The Public Protection team at Liverpool City Council is providing advice on how to spot the most common scams. What is a Christmas Scam?Christmas scams are fraudulent attempts made during the month of December. Criminals target online shoppers with the goal of […]


Halton Trading Standards wants to warn consumers of the rise in scam messages as we move closer to Christmas. An increase in parcels sent over the Christmas period, along with industrial action, has meant delays in consumers parcels been delivered. Consumers are therefore rightly concerned about where their parcels are in the various postal systems. […]


Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers about scam energy rebate/discount text messages currently circulating. Below is an example of one of these scam texts: This is an example of the many different energy scam text messages (and emails) currently circulating. It is unsolicited, it is not addressed to the individual (as this generic text message […]

Hate crime support promoted

A series of events will take place next week to raise awareness of the support available to tackle Hate Crime in Liverpool. For Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022, Liverpool City Council and its partners have scheduled a series of events to demonstrate how all agencies are working together on the issue, and provide information on […]


Halton Trading Standards are warning people of scam texts circulating about energy grants. The rising prices of energy is a concern to many and before the Government announce what action they may take to help households, the scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Text messages have been circulating within the borough claiming […]