Trading Standards is always working to achieve a fair and safe trading environment and informed confident consumers.
First line consumer advice is provided through a regional Trading Standards helpline Citizens Advice consumer service on 08454 040506. This is also the number to call if you wish to report any concerns you may have with the way traders and businesses are operating. All consumer concerns and issues are logged centrally and answered where possible. Enquiries and concerns requiring further investigation will be escalated to local Trading Standards services as and when necessary and appropriate.
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Service Plan and Enforcement Policies
We enforce over 80 Acts of Parliament and 2000 supporting pieces of legislation - see our Legislation Enforced List (65K) for more details.
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Suffolk Trading Standards were winners of 'best use of social media' at the UK Public Sector Digital Awards 2011, for using an arsenal of social media tools in the fight against rogue traders.
Contact Trading Standards at Landmark House, 4 Egerton Road, Ipswich, IP1 5PF, 01473 264859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What is in the section
The consumer champion network is a new volunteer initiative by Suffolk Trading Standards
Environmental and green claims are becoming increasingly common in advertising with promises of ozone safe and environmentally friendly products.
We ensure that food standards are complied with so shoppers can be confident in the food that they buy
Loan Sharks and Illegal Money Lending
No Cold Calling Zones are specific geographical areas where residents have identified that they do not want visits from unsolicited or 'cold' callers.
For information on product recalls and safety notices in the UK
How Suffolk Trading Standards protect consumers from non compliant and/or unsafe products
Hints and tips from Suffolk Trading Standards how to stay safe online
If you're a consumer and have been the victim of a scam, please contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 08454 04 05 06.
Suffolk Trading Standards supports Checkatrade's directory of local tradesmen who have been checked by Suffolk County Council Trading Standards
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