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Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation
The guidance is divided up into 15 broad Quick Guides and each one contains a number of more detailed In-depth Guides.
There may be rules you are not aware of, so make sure you explore the site thoroughly.
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Staying safe with fireworks
With the 5th of November drawing near, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has produced safety guidance on how to use fireworks responsibly, protecting people and keeping animals away from harm. More >
Business Support Helpline
The UK Government's free to access Business Support Helpline can help small businesses of all stages to find the right support and impartial advice, whether just starting out or growing a business. More >
CMA publishes 'Green Claims Code'
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned about people being misled by environmental claims and also wants to ensure that businesses feel confident navigating the law in this area. More >