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Trading standards

We aim to provide a fair, safe trading environment for consumers and businesses, through education, advice, enforcement and by working with our partners.

  • About Dorset Trading Standards

    The purpose of the Trading Standards service is to provide a fair and safe trading environment for the consumers and businesses of Dorset.

  • Trading Standards News

    Find out about the latest Trading Standards news and issues in Dorset.

  • Consumer advice and information

    Help with consumer issues including second hand cars and scams.

  • Business advice

    We offer advice and information to help local businesses comply with the law and work to national guidelines known as the Home Authority Principle.

  • Animal health

    We help promote and maintain standards of animal health and welfare alongside disease control. We are responsible for enforcing over 150 acts, orders and regulations.

  • About Dorset Trading Standards

    The purpose of the Trading Standards service is to provide a fair and safe trading environment for the consumers and businesses of Dorset.

  • Trading Standards News

    Find out about the latest Trading Standards news and issues in Dorset.

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