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Information for Businesses

If you are in business and the goods or service you provide are eventually sold to the public, it is likely that we can help you with advice on trading standards law that applies to you.

Follow our links to get the information you need, if you can't see the information you require, select 'contact us' to find out how you can reach your local trading standards department.

Charging for single use carrier bags 

From 5 October 2015 all retailers in England employing 250 or more employees who sell goods in England or deliver goods to England are required to charge 5p per carrier bag. Trading Standards are advising businesses to familirise themselves with the Retailers Responsibities guidance which can be found on the website Carrier bag charging