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Business Advice

Lead Contact: Michael Davison
Tel: 01726 218768

Version 4 of the No Proof of Age No Sale toolkit is now live. Sign up using the following link: 


March 13, 2014 - 13:41

Plymouth businesses that sell age-restricted products and services are being give free training on how to prevent youngsters getting hold of items they shouldn't  and businesses getting a fine.  Plymouth City Council's Public Protection Service is offering the training to proprietors of corner shops, sunbed salons, newsagents, supermarkets, off-licences, public houses, amusement arcades and tattoo parlours.

May 28, 2013 - 10:59

Consumers in Somerset can now ‘Buy With Confidence’ from businesses approved by Somerset County Council’s newly launched scheme. Taunton Museum hosted the official launch of the Buy With Confidence scheme run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service on Wednesday 8th May.   Seventeen businesses approved as members were personally congratulated by Councillors David Hall and Roger Croad of Somerset and Devon County Councils respectively on being awarded membership of the scheme. 


Lead Contact: Lisa Peters
Tel: 01872 322300

This toolkit is designed for Businesses supplying Indian and Chinese foods. It is aimed to deliver:  

  • Education for the business (re: balance the meal in terms of salt and fat, allergens)
  • Help to adapt the menu (looking at appetisers, mains and dessert)
  • Strategies to sell appropriately (display, pricing and marketing)

Lead Contact: Devon Trading Standards
Tel: 01392 381381,

Section 75 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it an offence to sell, supply or offer to sell or supply, or expose for sale an unroadworthy vehicle. It is also an offence to repair/service a vehicle and leave it in an unroadworthy state.  Find further guidance for Businesses attached.

March 9, 2012 - 19:03

To promote the launch of the NPOANS web based interactive video toolkit SWERCOTS have produced an animation to high light the need for effective staff training.


March 8, 2012 - 16:23

With cases of Schmallenberg Virus, you the viewer may wish to read more via DEFRAs webiste: