Trading Standards for businesses

If you are a Stockport business and would like advice on complying with Trading Standards legislation, please read the information offered on this page.

For free and impartial legal advice on trading standards and consumer protection legislation visit the Business Companion website.

Examples of the subjects covered on this site are:

  • product descriptions
  • cancellation rights
  • unfair contract terms
  • pricing
  • food and drink
  • product safety
  • weights and measures
  • underage sales

If you are unable to find the business guidance that you need, you can contact our Trading Standards Service on 0161 474 4195 or email

If you are not a Stockport based business, please enter your postcode on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website to find the contact details for your local Trading Standards Service.

If you would like to promote your business to Stockport residents, you can become a member of the Business Approval Register. We have selected this scheme to help local people find trustworthy traders and give hard working traders the recognition they deserve. Visit our Business Approval web page for more details.