Trading Standards aim to protect consumers whilst ensuring businesses operating in Glasgow comply with consumer protection legislation.
The priority for the service is to ensure that the public are protected from unsafe goods and that both consumers and business are protected from unscrupulous business practices.
The enforcement of trading standards laws is carried out in a variety of ways:
We deal with general trading standards enforcement, which includes:
We also deal with a number of specific areas of enforcement, including:
We provide an advice service to Glasgow based businesses. We give advice on consumer and business legislation relating to Trading Standards, how it relates to you and how it may affect specific matters concerning your work. The advice will help you ensure your business is complying with its legal responsibilities and obligations.
You can get a tailored business advice pack by answering a few questions on our website click here to build your business advice pack or if you have a specific enquiry please contact us by using our enquiry form.
Consumer advice for Glasgow residents is provided by our partners, Advice Direct Scotland.
Alternatively you can view our self-help guides for advice on a range of consumer issues such as help with resolving disputes and pre shopping advice.
You can find details of your local Trading Standards at The Chartered Trading Standards Institute Website.