Trading Standards

Lincolnshire Trading Standards Business Development Team is here to provide basic advice and information to assist new and existing Lincolnshire businesses with compliance.

From the 1st April 2015, where your business trades goods and services outside of Lincolnshire (regionally, nationally or internationally), there is the offer of Primary Authority Partnerships. Primary Authority Partners will be allocated a single point of contact officer and have yearly contracted time dedicated to them as part of a bespoke package. See here for full cost details and benefits of Primary Authority Partnerships.

For Business Advice:

Please call 03454 04 05 06 - Trading Standards nationally has an agreement with Citizens Advice to help you report a problem or obtain free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance on consumer issues.

If referred to Lincolnshire Trading Standards we will respond to your enquiry within 5 working days - You may be referred regarding Primary Authority PartnershipsFeed Hygiene Registration or Metrology Calibrations.

Social Media & Useful Links:

See the What’s New page for more information and follow us on Twitter, @lincsts, and on Facebook.

The Consumer Rights Act replaces 12 existing laws, including the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, for in-depth guides on the changes from 1 October 2015 and Trading Standards law explained please visit TSI Business Companion.

Lincolnshire Trading Standard aims are to promote and maintain;

  • a fair, equitable and safe trading environment in Lincolnshire
  • disease free and humanely treated farm livestock in Lincolnshire
  • the quality and competitiveness of the goods and services provided by local business and agriculture

Lincolnshire Trading Standards enforcement activity targets serious offences or widespread malpractices causing detriment to those residing and trading in Lincolnshire. However, civil claims or disputes affecting you or your business, about a breach of contract, can only be pursued by you. They cannot; close businesses down, intervene on your behalf or mediate in contractual disputes, personally recommend businesses or investigate every individual complaint received.