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Trading standards

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See how we can help your business follow trading standards requirements.

Animal health

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Measuring standards

Requirements for measuring goods for sale.

Food standards

Requirements for the composition, labelling and packaging of food.

Explosives licenses

Access application forms and guidance for fireworks and explosives.

Alcohol licenses

How to obtain a premises license and our role in reviewing licenses.

Petroleum licenses

Application and guidance documents for petroleum storage.

Reporting counterfeit goods

Resources for spotting and reporting fake goods.

Information about scams

See information about Cyber crime, mass marketing fraud and doorstep crime.

Age Restricted Sales

Information on the sale of age-restricted goods.

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Bank mandate fraud

Mandate fraud is when someone gets you to change an order or transfer mandate to access your bank account. Fraudsters will pretend to be reputable companies alleging that you are already signed up when in fact you are not. If you see any unusual activity on your account you should contact your bank immediately.
Thursday 16th August 2018

Public Protection recognised for supporting small business

Staffordshire County Council has received recognition for its support for small businesses at a regional industry event. At the annual Federation of Self Employed and Small Business (FSB) awards, the Trading Standards and business support teams won Best in Class for Regulation.
Monday 30th July 2018

Quarter of a million illicit cigarettes seized in Staffordshire as part of regional operation

A quarter of a million illicit cigarettes and 56kg of tobacco were seized last financial year by the County Council's Trading Standards team as part of a regional operation.
Thursday 19th July 2018

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to Take a Stand Against Scams.
Friday 22nd June 2018

Summer Trading Standards Newsletter

Welcome to the latest issue of Trading Standards Business News. This is a free digital publication that brings local businesses the latest in regulation changes and guidance.
Wednesday 13th June 2018
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