Consumer Advice - call 08454 04 05 06
Advice & guidance is given on a wide range of issues to enable consumers to pursue their grievance with retailers and traders to a satisfactory conclusion.
Last year Hertfordshire Trading Standards received over 30,000 contacts. About half of these were a result of residents of Hertfordshire contacting Consumer Direct (East of England). Other contacts were as a result of complaints / enquiries to other Consumer Direct Regions or from direct consumer contact by other means.
In April 2012 the consumer advice service delivered for Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards by Consumer Direct was replaced by Citizens Advice Consumer Service. This followed the Government’s review of consumer protection services.
What do these changes mean to Hertfordshire consumers?.
There is no change to what was previously offered. The Citizens Advice consumer helpline offers free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues to any Hertfordshire resident .
How can I contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service?
The Citizens Advice Consumer Service helpline telephone number is 08454 04 05 06, lines are open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00. You can also complain online by selecting the Citizens Advice Consumer Service online complaint form from the external links on this page.
Calls to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service 0845 number are charged at no more than four pence per minute from a BT landline. Further details are posted on the Citizens Advice website.
If you are looking for a good trader please go back to our home page and select the link called Find a Good Trader
The links on this page will hopefully give you the information you need, but if not, then select 'About Hertfordshire Trading Standards' to find out how to contact us.
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Consumers have the right to expect goods or services they buy are accurately described and fairly priced, with honest credit or hire terms offered. Businesses have the right to trade on equal terms.
Part of our work is to ensure that consumers are treated fairly by traders supplying those goods or services. This involves :
Investigating fair trading complaints.
Examining prices and descriptions.
Monitoring advertisements, catalogues and brochures.
Checking credit and hire agreements.
Prosecuting companies who disregard the law.
Checking traders that are part of the Herfordshire TrustMark Scheme, are competent, reliable and have good customer services in place.
If you wish to give feedback about the Trading Standards pages on this website, or about the way we undertake our work then please select the signpost “Trading Standards Feedback” from the internal links.