Trading Standards

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service has a wide-ranging role in ensuring fair trading in Hampshire, by supporting the county's businesses and protecting Hampshire consumers. This helps to provide a level playing field for all and allows consumers to have confidence in the local economy. 

Trading Standards provide wide ranging advice to businesses, inspect various types of businesses to ensure they're trading fairly, based on risk ratings and intelligence gathered from a variety of sources.  

Ensuring that your business complies with trading standards laws is important, but can sometimes be confusing. Trading Standards are here to help.  Business support is free for all start-up businesses in Hampshire for their first 12 months of trading, thereafter it will be chargeable.

There is also lots of information available in their business advice pages.