Trading standards

Our dedicated section protecting consumers and safeguarding businesses in East Renfrewshire. We are here to achieve a safe, fair trading environment with informed and confident consumers.

Our commitments

  • Investigate unfair trading practices including unreliable traders, misleading prices and package holidays
  • Inspect trade premises to ensure that they're meeting with trading standards legislation
  • Apply weights and measures legislation by checking equipment used such as shop scales and petrol pumps
  • Offer free and fair advice to help new and existing businesses to meet with legislation
  • Offer talks on scams, doorstep crime, prevention and how to stay safe
  • Investigate criminal consumer matters including product safety, counterfeit goods and puppy farming
  • Monitor the sale of age-restricted products like tobacco, fireworks and e-cigarettes
  • Ensure all farms meet with the provisions of the Animal Health Act
  • Offer custom prevention packages to residents including nuisance call blockers
  • Maintain links with neighbouring authorities to safeguard interests of traders and consumers

Contact

Email: tradingstandards@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Find out how we can help your business.
Visit the Consumer Advice website for information on consumer rights.
Visit the East Renfrewshire Trusted Trader website to find a reliable trader.
Find out how to access a list of product safety notices and recalls as well as how to safe proof your home for your child.
Information about scams and Prevention Services.

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