About Trading Standards

We have a statutory duty to enforce a wide range of consumer protection legislation. We work to ensure that all local businesses comply with the law.

Trading Standards officers ensure compliance with consumer protection legislation through a combination of;

  • providing business advice
  • inspecting premises
  • investigating complaints
  • carrying out proactive work such as using product safety surveys and testing purchasing exercises of age-restricted goods.

Where necessary, Trading Standards may instigate legal proceedings against traders. For example, on matters such as unsafe goods, short weight, doorstep crime, unroadworthy/clocked cars, counterfeiting.

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