Business and Trading standards
Trading Standards can help your business comply with consumer protection laws. We help provide a level playing field for businesses.
Trading Standards wants to make sure that consumers are protected when they buy goods and services, and that reputable businesses can operate on a level playing field. We do this by:
- Investigating complaints about unfair and unsafe trading practice
- Inspecting businesses to make sure they are in line with the law and understand their responsibilities
- Giving advice and information to businesses to help them comply with the law
Our enforcement policy sets out what businesses can expect from our enforcement officers. It commits us to good enforcement policies and procedures.
The factsheets will explain more on Trading Standards and how you can work with us to the benefit of consumers and your business.
Our areas of responsibility include fair trading, product safety, weights and measures and more - see the links on the right. See also our range of factsheets for businesses which will help you understand and comply with the law. There are also links to other relevant websites.
Business Companion is a website that provides information for businesses and industries across the many different regulatory topics that Trading Standards enforce.
If you need advice to deal with a particular customer, please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service.
If you are a Nottingham business and you want advice on compliance with consumer protection laws or other related issues, please contact Trading Standards.
If your business is outside of the Nottingham City Council area please contact your local Trading Standards.