We assist businesses seeking information about their legislative duties and promote compliance with trade regulations. Trading Standards work closely with traders in Bath and North East Somerset and act as a point of contact for Trading Standards officers from other areas. This is to prevent companies being contacted by several trading standards departments regarding one particular issue.
We provide two types of advice service:
- a telephone and email advice service for specific enquiries from any business based in Bath and North East Somerset
- primary authority advice service for larger businesses who receive paid advice from us on a more formal basis.
To contact Trading Standards for business advice please telephone 01225-396753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Our service is available 9am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm Friday.
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
Last year some new regulations came into force that brought in new requirements regarding what needs to be on customer paperwork and cancellation rights customers have in certain situations.
We have created a new and easily digestible guidance leaflet.
The Trading Standards Institute's Business Companion website provides comprehensive, free guidance for businesses who need to know about trading standards law. This site is sponsored by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
For information on fireworks licensing, poisons registration, petroleum licensing please visit the licensing pages
GOV.UK provides useful information for self employed and sole traders about starting up and running a business in the UK.
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