The laws and regulations that govern the sale and hire of goods and services.

Trading Standards in Essex

The local trading standards office for Basildon District is based in Chelmsford and is a service provided by Essex County Council.

Essex County Council Trading Standards
2 Beaufort Road,
New Dukes Way

Website: Trading Standards at Essex County Council
Phone: 08454 040 506

The Trading Standards Institute

The Trading Standards Institute

A one stop shop for consumer protection information. Provides a wealth of information for consumers, businesses, schools, advice & information centres, community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations.

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Trading Standards Institute Business Companion

Offers information that may be of use to your business. There are guidance leaflets, information on product recall, as well as details of code of conduct.

Trading Standards in Europe, the European Consumer Centre for Services (ECCS)

The European Consumer Centre for Services provides general information on consumer laws and rights when buying a service in another EU member state, as well as contact details for organisations that could provide practical assistance in the case of a dispute.

Visit the European Consumer Centre for Services (ECCS).