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Toolkit to help businesses reopen launches

A toolkit to help businesses in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to reopen safely has been launched. Better Business For All (BBFA) is a partnership of Devon and Somerset’s local authorities, … Continue reading

Trading Standards to continue monitoring restrictions over the bank holiday

As the lockdown continues and we prepare to commemorate VE day at home this bank holiday weekend, our Trading Standards teams across Devon, Somerset and Torbay are continuing to monitor … Continue reading

Trading Standards waives regulatory business support fees

Free advice could help businesses to diversify and operate during lockdown. All businesses in Devon and Somerset can now access regulatory advice free of charge until the end of July. … Continue reading

Hoteliers comply with lockdown restrictions over Easter

Almost all accommodation providers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay have stayed shut over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. On March 23 the Government announced that, with very few exceptions, all … Continue reading

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this Easter

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus. On 23 March the Government ordered … Continue reading

Residents warned to be vigilant against COVID-19 scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to local residents and businesses to be aware of fraudsters who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty surrounding … Continue reading

Farm shop owner pays the price for ‘misleading’ labelling

The owner of a Somerset farm shop has agreed to change misleading labelling on his products and pay £5,000 in costs following a Trading Standards investigation. Following court appearances at … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards shortlisted for ‘best’ service

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been shortlisted for the 2020 LGC Awards in the ‘Best Service Delivery Model’ category. The award recognises local authorities which have pioneered … Continue reading

Devon supermarkets successful in voluntary ban on energy drinks for under 16s

A voluntary ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16-year olds in Devon supermarkets has been found to be successful following a recent exercise. The ‘mystery shopper’ exercise … Continue reading

Newton Abbot Market signs the ‘fake-free’ charter

Newton Abbot Market is committed to fake-free trading and has signed the Real Deal National Markets Charter with Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service. By signing the charter, the … Continue reading