What is our role?

All goods should be of the correct weight or measure stated on the packaging or indicated on the premises. We help to ensure that you receive the correct amount of any product you buy.

Trading Standards enforce a complex set of regulations designed to ensure that the public and businesses can have confidence in their purchases and ensure fair competition. We help to do this by:

  • verifying that weighing and measuring equipment is initially accurate
  • routinely visiting businesses and checking weighing and measuring equipment
  • checking products already in the shops
  • reacting to complaints of short measure