The Fair Trading Team advise on and enforce a range of legislation that cover a number of trading practices including:
The Motor Trade
Including vehicle descriptions and roadworthiness.
Including cancellation rights and obligations relating to goods or services purchased in the home.
Itinerant traders and rogue traders
Including doorstep crime issues such as cold calling, aggressive practices and misleading by tradesmen who offer to start building or maintenance work immediately.
Protecting consumers and businesses from illegal copying and breaches of trade marks.
Ensuring that online sellers are trading legally and fairly.
Protecting consumers from misleading property descriptions.
We aim to protect consumers from loan sharks via our partners in the Illegal Money Lending Team.
We ensure that jewellery is correctly identified and marked.
We ensure that films and games sold carry an appropriate age related classification.