Trading Standards service compliance and enforcement policy


This policy sets out what businesses, individuals and communities can expect from our enforcement officers. It should be read with our prosecution and enforcement sanctions policy.

Our policy takes into account the statutory duties, obligations and principles set out in:

  • the Regulators Code (made under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006)
  • The Enforcement Concordat 
  • The Human Rights Act 1998

As a service we aim to conduct our enforcement activities in a manner that is consistent, fair, transparent, accountable, proportionate and targeted.