Buy with confidence - consumers

The Buy With Confidence scheme provides businesses with recognition of good business practice.  We are committed to ensuring that businesses act fairly and have agreed with Hampshire County Council that Southampton based businesses can be audited by them to ensure that they are legally compliant.

Consumers will know with whom they are dealing; paperwork will be correct; a basic Disclosure (criminal record) check will have been made; and the trader will be fully aware of their legal obligations.

Businesses meeting the standards required will be listed on Buy With Confidence

The website lists the trades in the scheme, and there is also a yearly booklet available where traders can advertise for a fee. The website and the leaflet contain useful tips for when buying at home, or looking for a trade.

Please visit the website at Buy With Confidence or call Citizens Advice consumer helpline 0300 330 2166 if you would prefer a copy of the booklet.