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Advice for businesses

The Business Companion website provides information for businesses on trading standards and consumer protection law.

The guidance covers areas such as:

  • what you sell (goods, services, digital)
  • the difference in selling on your premises or off, or online
  • sales restricted by age
  • food, pricing and safety

Buy With Confidence for businesses

The Buy With Confidence scheme was put together by a partnership of local authority trading standards services in response to concern about rogue traders.

Every business listed in the scheme has undergone a series of tests to check it is reputable and provides excellent service.

The ‘Buy With Confidence Trading Standards Approved stamp’ instils confidence in prospective customers and shows that the business is committed to trading fairly.