|National Trading Standards
|National Trading Standards (NTS) protect consumers and safeguard businesses through cross-boundary intelligence-led enforcement projects in England and Wales. They also act as a safety net for consumers by ensuring that products entering the UK and the food chain are safe. They fund national teams that are hosted within local authorities. These include the eCrime, Safety at Ports and Borders, Feed, Regional Investigations, Estate Agency, Intelligence and Scams Teams.
|Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
They are a national charity and network of local charities that offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
|The Local Government Association (LGA)
|The Local Government Association (LGA) are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve.
|Food Standards Agency
|Their job is to use their expertise and influence so that people can trust that the food they buy and eat is safe and what it says it is.
|Crime and policing in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Scotland is covered by Police Scotland.
|National Anti-Fraud network
|Are the most effective and efficient point of contact through which their members can acquire data, intelligence and knowledge to support their investigations, protecting the public purse and safeguarding the community.The quality of their products, professional services and legal compliance will be assured and provided by a team of trained and accredited officers.To support members and gain their trust through communication, collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement
|Chartered Trading Standards Institute
|CTSI represents trading standards professionals working in the UK and overseas – in local authorities, business and consumer sectors and central government.
|National Gov website
|Gives information on how to start a business, make a business plan, general business information and tax & Registering.
|The Competition and Markets Authority
|They work to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. We have staff in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff. Competition is good for consumers and businesses. It means that people get better products at lower prices, and it helps ensure the most consumer-focused and innovative businesses are the ones that succeed.
|The Office of Product Safety and Standards
|Their purpose is to make regulation work, so that it protects people and enables businesses to understand their obligations. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 to deliver consumer protection and to support business confidence, productivity and growth. They regulate a wide range of products with a focus on their safety and integrity. They work with local, national and international regulators, with consumer representatives and with businesses to deliver effective protections and to support compliance
|The Intellectual Property Office
|The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright
|Local Government Association
|They are the national voice of local Government, working with councils to support, promote & improve local Government.
|Buy With Confidence
|Buy With Confidence is a trader approval scheme that is run directly by Trading Standards. Where many other schemes are commercial, Buy With Confidence is not for profit – membership and application fees are done on a cost recovery basis and any money made is invested directly back into the scheme. In order to become a Buy With Confidence member, a business must pass an audit by a Trading Standards qualified person. Buy With Confidence is dedicated to elevating businesses with a commitment to trading fairly, as well as protecting consumers from rogue traders.