What we can help with

On this page you can find more information about what we can do and when we can help, as well as helpful links to where you can get more information on specific aspects of fair trading and making a complaint.  

We investigate and enforce safe and fair trading, including: 

  • Licences and permits issued by Trading Standards for specific types of business or premises (such as fireworks/explosives) 
  • Age related sales such as cigarettes, knives and alcohol 
  • Fake or counterfeit goods 
  • Weights and measures 
  • Rogue traders 
  • Loan sharks 
  • Scams 
  • Safety of products. 

Read our enforcement policy (PDF).