Making sure that your business complies with trading standards law is important, but can sometimes seem daunting. We are here to help. We have a team of experienced trading standards officers, with a wealth of knowledge, who are happy to help any Derbyshire business, large or small, with practical advice and guidance.
Any Derbyshire business who want business advice from us has the following options available.
Business advice on trading standards law
Business can find out how we can help them comply with trading standards law.
Derbyshire Trusted Trader scheme
Businesses can join the Derbyshire Trusted Trader scheme (if eligible) where, in addition to other benefits they will be entitled to up to 2 hours free advice per year.
Primary authority partnerships
If your business operates or sells products beyond Derbyshire, including online sales, you may be able to enter into a Primary Authority Partnership. Under the Primary Authority scheme, other regulators are unable to take enforcement action where you have followed specific advice provided by us.
D2N2 Growth Hub
Up to 2 hours free advice per year will be provided to any Derbyshire based business that is referred to us via the D2N2 Growth Hub. You can find out more by visiting our better business regulation pages
Signposting and self help advice
Business Companion site is a free, impartial advice for businesses that sell goods or supply services to consumers, run by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
Business advice from GOV.UK provides useful information for self employed and sole traders about starting up and running a business in the UK. There is also guidance available on legal requirements for specific products and services.
Trading standards service fees
We charge fees for the verification and testing of weighing and measuring equipment and for petroleum and explosives licensing and registrations.
We also charge for providing business advice in certain circumstances.