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Trading standards


Ensuring a fair and safe trading environment for residents and businesses in South Gloucestershire.​

We provide free advice to consumers experiencing difficulties with goods and services through our partner organisation, the Citizens Advice consumer service. We also provide advice and guidance to businesses both new and well established. We also enforce legislation controlling the quantity, quality, price, description and safety of most goods and services. ​

About trading standards

Trading Standards serves the South Gloucestershire community by promoting a fair and safe trading en ...

Business advice leaflets - age restricted sales

Legislation prohibits the supply sale or hire of tobacco products offensive weapons knives and simil ...

Business advice leaflets - fair trading

A wide range of guidance and advice on fair trading.

Business advice leaflets - further advice

Advice and guidance on a wide range of consumer issues.

Business advice leaflets - general advice

We provide a range of infomration and advice for consumers about your rights when purchasing goods o ...

Business advice leaflets - product safety

A range of advice and guidance about safety issues for consumers and retailers.

Business advice leaflets - weights and measures

Advice and guidance for producers and consumers. 

Buy with Confidence

Buy with Confidence is our trader approval scheme

Consumer advice about food

We have a range of advice and guidance about food for producers consumers and retailers.

Consumer advice leaflets - for people in dispute

Advice and guidance for people in dispute with suppliers or retailers.

Consumer advice leaflets - general advice

Advice and guidance for people with a trading standards problem.

Consumer advice leaflets - problems with goods

Advice and guidance for people with problems about goods.

Consumer advice leaflets - problems with services

Advice and guidance for people with problems with service providers.

Consumer advice leaflets - vehicle complaints

We have a range of advice and information about buying cars and motorcycles and your rights regardin ...

Product recall notices

Product recalls are made by traders about products that have problems which could affect the safety ...

Trading standards - education

We take part in initiatives to educate both consumers and businesses on their rights and obligations ...

Trading standards - latest news

The latest news from trading standards in South Gloucestershire.

Trading standards - no cold calling zones

South Gloucestershire Trading Standards runs two initiatives aimed at empowering residents to refuse ...

Trading standards for business

Trading standards officers undertake regular inspections investigations test purchases surveys verif ...

Trading standards for consumers

Consumer advice in South Gloucestershire is an essential and valued part of trading standards and is ...

Trading standards newsletter

The latest trading standards news for businesses in South Gloucestershire.

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