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Devon & Somerset Trading Standards

County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD
01392 381 381

About us

Devon & Somerset Trading Standards helps to maintain an environment in which local businesses can compete on equal terms and the safety and economic interests of consumers are not compromised by unfair or illegal trading practices.

We use a range of techniques, including educating both consumers and businesses on their rights and obligations. The Service fulfils a number of the statutory obligations of the local authorities and carries out certain enforcement responsibilities.

Following the merger between Somerset and Devon’s Trading Standards services in 2013, the Service now covers both counties, with a fully shared operation comprising staff from both authorities and offices in both counties. The Joint Service allows significant cost savings while maintaining frontline services at a time of public service cuts, as well as a pooling of expertise from both Somerset and Devon to form a stronger service overall.

We offer

 We realise that understanding and complying with legislation can seem daunting, especially if you’re a small business owner. However it is important to know what laws you need to follow as a trader. After all, a customer is unlikely to come back if they think they were treated badly due to a business not knowing its rights and obligations.

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • New Business
  • Legal
  • Start-up
  • Somerset


We’re here to help businesses get it right and keep their customers happy, so get in touch.

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