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Trading standards - business

Our aim is to help businesses comply with legislation and to trade fairly. To achieve the best results we need to work directly with the business providing the goods or services so will not provide advice to solicitors, advertising agencies etc to pass on to their clients.

We can also provide guidance on setting up systems to achieve compliance, identifying best practice and maintaining due diligence systems.

If you are starting a new business, or introducing a new product or service, it is better to talk to us before you spend money on packaging, marketing or starting production. However it is useful if you have a fairly clear idea about what you intend to do as this makes identifying the relevant legislation easier.

If you want help with consumer contracts, product labels or similar documents we ask that you make a start on writing down what you think you need. We can then see what you want to say and work with you to comply with relevant legislation.

If you have a retail business you can find guidance and information on Trading Standards related issues at the ERWIN website, please see the link below. This website can provide tailored advice when key words are entered into the search or if a business type is selected.

Practical advice for businesses is also provided by Business Link, please click on the link below for more information.

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