Services and guidance forBusinesses
Designed to meet your business needs
Our paid-for, tailored advice can help you grow and develop your business. By coming to us, you can invest in compliance confidently knowing you’re receiving advice from the experts who enforce the legislation. You can pay for advice through our Primary Authority or Buy With Confidence schemes, or on an hourly basis, allowing you to create a flexible, affordable package to meet your needs.
Buy With Confidence
Become trading standards approved
Are you a business that customers can trust? Find out more about our approved trader scheme and use our badge of approval to let people know you’re a business consumers can have confidence in.
Services and guidance forAgriculture
Supporting farmers and the agriculture industry
Our service covers one of the largest farming regions in the country, with tens of thousands of holdings, a number of slaughterhouses and regular livestock markets and important agricultural events held throughout the year.
As a result, advice, guidance and enforcement on animal health, welfare and disease control legislation is a high priority for us, and we aim to work alongside the agriculture industry to protect the health and welfare of livestock.
A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a 16-week suspended prison sentence, fined £6,970 and banned from keeping animals for 10 years. … Continue reading
A Somerset smallholder has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for breaching his life ban from keeping animals. Martin Veysey, 63, of Bridgwater, Somerset, pleaded guilty to six charges … Continue reading
Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is keeping a close eye on social media buying-and-selling groups in the lead up to Christmas in a bid to stem the sale … Continue reading