The main purposes of compliance action are to:

  • make sure that businesses comply with trading standards legislation
  • protect the interests of consumers.

Our compliance policy gives guidelines to make sure that we enforce the law in a fair and consistent way. It also specifies what action the service may take against traders and businesses that do not abide by trading standards legislation.

Please see the related documents section on this page to view or download our compliance policy.

We welcome comments about the content of our compliance policy or the manner of its use by any officer. They are important in helping us continually monitor, review and shape the policy. They also help us to make sure that it remains current and meets legislative requirements.

Please address your comments to:

Martyn Smith
Deputy Head of Trading Standards
Trading Standards Service
Chatsworth Hall
Chesterfield Road


Related documents

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