Trading standards work to protect consumers and support genuine businesses to compete safely and fairly with other businesses.

We enforce trading standards in the following areas:

  • fair trading
  • illegal trading
  • food standards
  • consumer credit
  • the safety of products and goods
  • the health of farm animals
  • sales to underage children and young people
  • checking weights and measures including certification of weighbridge operators
  • the storage of petrol and explosives

Find online consumer advice at Citizens Advice and business advice at Business Companion.

Or contact us by phone on 01634 333 333 or by email at