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Residents urged to watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service. The Government system, which launched … Continue reading

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

Somerset farmer fined for breaching animal ban

A Somerset farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 after being found guilty of breaching an order banning him from keeping animals. At Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 … 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

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay urged to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 scams continue to be identified

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to ‘stay home, stay safe and stay scam aware’, as new coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams continue to emerge. Since the … 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

Stay home, stay safe, stay scam aware

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen an increase in scams and doorstep traders who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty during this difficult time. As individuals and communities, we … 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


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