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Trading Standards makes sure that there is a level playing field for businesses by enforcing various laws that affect the economic well being of consumers and business.
Issues include trade descriptions, pricing, consumer credit, distance selling, labelling, property descriptions, business names and restrictive statements. See the links on the right for factsheets to help your business comply with fair trading laws.
The Sale of Goods Act Hub, from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), provides comprehensive and up-to-date advice for retailers and business support organisations.
The OFT's new Distance Selling Hub for guidance to retailers on the regulations that affect selling goods and services via the internet, phone, mail order, email, interactive TV or text.
Everything Regulation Whenever It's Needed(ERWIN) is a website that covers many different regulatory topics including Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Health & Safety and Fire Safety. It provides the information tailored to your type of business.
The Trading Standards Institute publishes factsheets for businesses on its website on various fair trading topics.