Our Partnerships

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards works with all sorts of different individuals, agencies and businesses in a variety of partnerships, all of which are designed to help the lives of consumers and traders.

Whether it is going on local radio to talk about the latest consumer issues or developing in-depth trading law compliance plans with businesses through a Primary Authority Partnership, we are part of numerous alliances to make people’s lives easier.

This section includes information of some of those partnerships. If you would like to know more about how Trading Standards can help you, please contact us.

Primary Authority Partnerships

Many businesses are frustrated dealing with the red tape of trading law. Primary Authority Partnerships are a way of cutting through this for those businesses who trade across more than one local authority area. They offer a single point of contact for business advice that can be used across the UK, setting in place plans that mean that rather having to worry about many different authorities’ take on the law and what’s needed to show compliance, a single strategy can be drawn up that everyone can follow, saving time and money in the process. Find out more about how a Primary Authority Partnership might be able to help your business.

Somerset Food Safety Policy

Providing food is a part of several of Somerset County Council’s main functions. The Somerset Food Safety Policy helps ensure the food the authority offers is both within the law and up to best business practice. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards works has responsibility for helping to implement the policy. You can find out more about it here.

Doorstep Crime

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading standards has been working with the police, charities and others on a major project designed to battle doorstep crime and rogue traders, especially those who target vulnerable people. You can find out more about this award-nominated project here.

Community Alcohol Partnership

The Community Alcohol Partnership we are part of started in mid-Devon and brings together local retailers, trading standards, police, licensing, health, education and other local stakeholders to tackle the problem of underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour. Find out more.