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Weights and measures

All goods which are sold by reference to weight or measure must be the correct quantity.

A complex set of regulations exist designed to ensure that the public and businesses have confidence in their purchases and competition is fair.

For further information please visit:

Derbyshire Trading Standards service:

  • respond to requests to reverify repaired weighing and measuring instruments
  • visit businesses checking weighing and measuring equipment and systems to ensure that packers and importers are meeting their statutory duties
  • investigate complaints of short measure
  • respond to requests for advice - see business advice on trading standards law


For details, please contact Trading Standards.