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:
- 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.
We are also qualified inspectors of weights and measures, and as such, test weighing machines, petrol pumps and other measuring equipment used for trade.