This section provides you with links to the main information you need. They have also produced a general guidance booklet to help you further (see full BBfA Guide below).
Better Business for All
Better Business for All is a local partnership between businesses and regulators aimed at removing barriers to growth and ensuring Leicester and Leicestershire are economically competitive areas. The partnership works together to provide simple advice and support to help businesses grow.
General Business advice
Quick and more in-depth guides for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation can be found at this link.
Product Safety and Metrology
If you make, import, distribute or sell consumer products in the UK, you are responsible for making sure they are safe for consumers. Visit these page for full details including advice on weights and measures, equipment and packaged goods.
Advice for all food and drink manufacturers including help on food allergens, hygiene, nutrition and more.
The Food Standard’s agency also has some useful videos on how to register and good food safety principles. Visit this link for details.
Health & Safety
You need to be aware of health and safety legislation to protect your workers and those affected by your business activity. You can view some simple guidance from the Health and Safety Executive here.
Stay up-to-date with the latest information in the ‘news’ section at this link.
Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing
There are a number of different licenses if you sell alcohol within your business. View them here and find out how to apply for them.
EU Exit Trading Standards
There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.
The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.
New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.
If you own or manage a business you need to comply with fire safety law.
Visit this page for free advice, guidance notes and useful contacts.
Leicestershire County based businesses
Leicestershire County Council have advice for businesses on all legislation they enforce and trading standards.
If you are based in Leicester City you’ll find all the help available from Leicester City Council on trading standards plus starting and running a business, health and safety and more.