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Trading standards

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Our trader register

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Business support

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

Animal health

Requirements for protecting animals from diseases and unnecessary suffering.


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.

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Underage sales volunteering

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Warning after dangerous counterfeit mobile phones seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit mobile phones with potentially dangerous chargers have been seized in Staffordshire by County Council Trading Standards officers.
Thursday 12th October 2017

Bogus officials/distraction burglars

Staffordshire Police would like to remind people to be wary when answering the door to unexpected callers, following a number of recent distraction burglaries involving bogus Water Board officials across Staffordshire.
Thursday 12th October 2017

Staffordshire Business Festival

Following the overwhelming success of last year's business festival, we are delighted to announce that the Staffordshire Business Festival will be returning 7th – 9th November 2017.
Monday 9th October 2017

Stronger links with banks set to boost fight against doorstep crime

The scheme's main objectives are to identify potential victims who have been tricked into going into a bank to pay criminals, create a standardised reporting method and to apprehend offenders. In addition, it will aim to provide support to victims and help them to avoid similar crimes in the future. The reporting protocol scheme was launched in Staffordshire this month.
Wednesday 27th September 2017

Traders charged for dangerous counterfiet goods

A couple who sold counterfeit perfume containing dangerous levels of methanol among other items have been handed an 18-month conditional discharge and been ordered to pay costs of over £1,000
Wednesday 13th September 2017

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