Trading standards

Trading Standards laws are the foundations of a fair and safe trading environment. Laws regulate the quantity, quality and safety of goods, requiring traders to trade fairly and giving rights to consumers. Areas of activity include:

  • anti-counterfeiting
  • price marking
  • age restricted sales
  • consumer safety

This includes educating both consumers and traders on their rights and obligations and intervening directly to ensure practices are improved. We enforce the full range of trading standards legislation.

We give legal advice and support to ensure compliance with the law, investigate complaints and check the quality of goods and services.

Our Weights and Measures inspectors are qualified to test weighing machines, petrol pumps and other measuring equipment used for trade.


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For more information contact

Trading Standards
Tel: 01592 583141 Contact Trading Standards online
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