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Fair trading

Trading Standards supports local, legitimate businesses and protects residents and visitors from unscrupulous traders by enforcing a wealth of 'fair trading' legislation. We aim to ensure that:

  • credit is fairly provided
  • goods, services and property are not misdescribed
  • holidays and timeshare accommodation are not misrepresented
  • prices are correctly displayed and do not mislead
  • traders do not sell counterfeit goods
  • steps are taken to end unfair trading practices
  • terms in consumer contracts are fair