How we can help you
Trading Standards offers business advice on a variety of consumer laws including metrology, product safety, food labelling, website compliance, statutory information and keeping livestock.
We have officers experienced in Trading Standards law who can answer your questions efficiently and quickly. We will provide you with clear information free of jargon.
We also work closely with our colleagues at Fire and Rescue and we can put you in touch with them for advice.
For advice and guidance, use the Business Companion as your first call.
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Joint working with Cherwell District Council
We offer an enhanced range of services through joint working with Cherwell District Council which provides support to aid compliance with food hygiene, health and safety and other environmental health laws.
We are also offer joined up Primary Authority arrangements and food shelf life testing. This service is open to all Oxfordshire businesses.
Cherwell District Council also offer food hygiene and health & safety online and taught courses.
Here is the latest joint business newsletter that Cherwell District Council has produced with our contribution.
Initial business advice
We offer free basic initial advice to signpost you to the best sources of information. If you require more bespoke, tailored advice, we offer this at a competitive rate.
If you are looking for help on a more regular basis and require advice that can be relied on (assured advice), then a primary authority agreement may be better for you. Please refer to our fees and charges (pdf format, 163Kb) for prices.
Fees and charges
Advice to start-up businesses is free, however, advice to established businesses is offered on a cost recovery basis. Check our fees and charges (pdf format, 163Kb). All prices are subject to VAT at 20 per cent except licences.
Weights and measures testing
We offer an efficient, customer-focused and cost-effective testing service, not only to businesses but also to local authorities and enforcement agencies.
We can test various types of weighing and measuring equipment and issue certificates of accuracy traceable to National Standards.
- most types of weights (ranging from 1mg to 25kg) accuracy class M1
- weighing machines from shop and medical scales to weighbridges
- commercial brake testers
- fishing scales
- measuring tapes/horse measuring sticks
- proving tanks
- liquid fuel measures.
We can offer on-site testing of equipment for a wide range of customers from small shops to large manufacturers.
Certified weights are also available for hire up to 2 tonne.
Check our fees and charges (pdf format, 163Kb).
We are a notified body for non-automatic weighing instruments and assess conformity to EU-type examination certificate based on product verification.
We are a notified body for fuel dispenser measuring Instruments and assess conformity to EU-type examination certificate based on instrument verification.
We are a notified body for automatic catchweighers and assess conformity to EU-type examination certificate based on instrument verification.