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 (BBfA)
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.
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.
Leicestershire County based businesses
Leicestershire County Council have advice for businesses on all legislation they enforce and trading standards.