Business advice we can give

How do you know if your business complies with often complex and crucial consumer protection laws? Some of the services offered by trading standards are detailed here.

Shopping on the internet

Shopping on the internet is growing and now you can buy virtually anything online. Find out how to shop safely here.

Primary authority partnerships

Primary authority is a national scheme which gives businesses the right to form a statutory partnership with one authority.

About Buy With Confidence

An approved trader scheme, supported by Milton Keynes Council, Buy With Confidence will help you to make decisions about trustworthy tradespeople.

How to report underage sales

Trading Standards are responsible for ensuring that retailers do not sell products to children who are under the legal age to buy such products.

Application for poisons licence

In the interest of public safety, the sale of poisons is prohibited unless the seller is a retail pharmacist or a listed seller.

Hiring out horses

To run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction) in England, you need a licence from the local authority.

Zoo licence

Displaying wild animals to the public for at least 7 days a year, in any place that’s not a circus or pet shop.