Trading standards

Consumer advice

Advice and information about how to resolve your consumer problems.

Business advice on trading standards laws

Advice and guidance to businesses on complying with Trading Standards laws.


Under age sales

Get help advice and information about the sale of all kinds of age restricted products.

Rogue traders and scams

Find out about rogue traders and scams, how to protect yourself and how to report incidents.


Storing and selling fireworks

If you intend to store and sell fireworks or other explosives there is legislation that you must comply with. 

Before you store fireworks or explosives, you must hold a valid licence and they must be stored safely at all times.

All suppliers must comply with the law that controls the sale of fireworks. You must not sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18 or any banned fireworks.