Trading Standards business advice

Business advice

The Trading Standards Service provides a variety of services to local businesses.

Get free, impartial legal guidance from the Business Companion*.

You can find out about:

  • the basics - how the law sees businesses who sell to consumers
  • concise guides - based on what, where and how you sell
  • indepth guides - get detailed information

*the site delivers guidance by default for England. Select Scotland from the drop down list as some laws are different or are enforced differently.