The Fair Trading Team enforce a range of legislation that cover a number of trading practices including:
The Motor Trade
We look at vehicle descriptions and roadworthiness.
We advise traders and consumers on their cancellation rights and obligations for goods or services purchased in the home.
Itinerant traders (travellers) and rogue traders
We aim to respond to calls of doorstep crime such as cold calling 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.
Intervention on civil issues
We intervene in consumer complaints that are referred to us by the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline.
We operate an intelligence led and risk based inspection programme for all businesses in North Lincolnshire.
We will assist local businesses to comply with their obligations in relation to any trading standards matter. Please contact us if you require any advice or help.