Trading standards

An overview of what we do and our commitment to the residents and businesses of East Renfrewshire.

Trading standards officer holding counterfeit item

Our commitment to you

We'll ensure all farms comply with the provisions of the Animal Health Act.

Inspections of trade premises will be planned according to their risk categorisation, with high risk premises being visited more frequently, and ensure that all e-commerce traders in East Renfrewshire comply with all legislation relevant to the internet.

What we do

  • Investigate unfair trading practices
  • Take action against car clocking fraud, undisclosed traders, false trade descriptions and misleading price displays
  • Monitor advertisements
  • Advise businesses and give talks to traders and consumer groups
  • Inform consumers and traders of scam activity
  • Maintain links with neighbouring authorities to safeguard interests of traders and consumers

Inspections, testing and enforcements

Our officers inspect trading premises to ensure that they are complying with trading standards legislation. The frequency of visits is determined by nationally-recognised risk analysis criteria.

Our inspections give us the opportunity to advise traders on legislation and changes in the law that affect them. Our officers also take samples to test for safety and composition, claims, descriptions and pricing.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3782

Last modified on 23rd June 2020

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