Business Companion - Free, impartial legal guidance for businesses
The Trading Standards Institute's Business Companion website provides comprehensive, free guidance for businesses who need to know about trading standards law. This site is sponsored by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
- For information on fireworks licensing, poisons registration, petroleum licensing please visit the licensing pages
- GOV.UK provides useful information for self employed and sole traders about starting up and running a business in the UK.
- Food Standards and Labelling
- Underage Sales
- Tobacco Display Guidance
- Weights and Measures
- Cooling Towers
If you cannot find the answer to your question and wish to speak to a Trading Standards Officer, please visit our TS Bitesize and Business Health Check pages where you will find an online application form for Business Advice