Trading Standards Information
The Trading Standards Service offers advice and assistance on consumer problems and ensures that traders and businesses comply with the law.
Citizen's Advice handle all queries and comments regarding traders in Rotherham. In most cases they will be able to resolve your query, however on occasions they may need to pass your request onto specialist officers in the Council's Trading Standards team. Should this happen, the officers will get in touch with you directly as soon as possible.
What we do
Below are some areas we cover in Trading Standards that also link with the work of the Council's Licensing section and other regulatory bodies.
- Auction Premises
- Car Boot Sales
- Motor Salvage Operators Guidance
- MOT Testing
- Non Medicinal Poisons
- Nursing Agencies
- Petroleum Filling Stations
- Second Hand Goods
- Storage of Explosives
- Sex Establishments
- Street Trading
The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs)
The CPRs came into force on 26 May 2008 with the aim of preventing businesses that are unfair to consumers. The regulations replace a lot of consumer protection legislation including Part III of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (which dealt with misleading prices), the majority of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 and the Control of Misleading Advertising Regulations 1988. The CPRs cover commercial practices between traders and consumers.
For further information on the regulations, please refer to the Trading Standards website.
Last update: 27/08/2013