Business legislation

Legislation enforced by Trading Standards

Trading Standards enforces the legislation listed alphabetically below.

  • Administration of Justice Act 1970 (s.40)
  • Agriculture Act 1970 (Part IV)
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
  • Business Names Act 1985
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (s.7)
  • Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991
  • Clean Air Act 1933 (s. 30)
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Parts II & III)
  • Control of Pollution Act 1974, for purposes of Control of Pollution (Anti-Fouling Paints and Treatments) Regulations 1987
  • Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988
  • Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (ss. 104 to 107)
  • Criminal Attempts Act 1981
  • Criminal Justice Act 1982 and 1988 (s. 141A)
  • Development of Tourism Act 1969 (s.18)
  • Education Reform Act 1988 (ss. 214 to 217)
  • Enterprise Act 2002
  • Estate Agents Act 1979
  • European Communities Act 1972 for the purposes of a. The Aerosol Dispensers (EEC Requirements) Regs 1977, b. the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, c. those Regulations which impose a duty of enforcement upon the local weights and measures authority
  • Explosives Acts 1875 to 1976
  • Explosives (Age of Purchase) Act 1976
  • Fair Trading Act 1973
  • Fireworks Act 2003
  • Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (Part III)
  • Food Safety Act 1990 (ss. 14 and 15)
  • Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984 (Part VI)
  • Hallmarking Act 1973
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for the purposes of: a. the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regs 1994, b. sections 20, 21, 22, 25 and 39 of the Act, c. any Health and Safety regulations, d. provisions of the Act mentioned in Sch 1 which are specified in the third column.
  • Intoxicating Substances Supply Act 1985
  • Licensing Act 1964 (ss. 169A and 169B)
  • London Local Authorities Act 1990 (Part III)
  • Medicines Act 1968
  • Mock Auctions Act 1961
  • Motor Cycle Noise Act 1987
  • National Lottery Act 1993
  • Offensive Weapons Act 1996
  • Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995
  • Poisons Act 1972
  • Prices Acts 1974 and 1975
  • Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
  • Road Traffic Acts 1988 and 1991
  • Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles) Act 1972
  • Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
  • Telecommunications Act 1984 (ss. 28 to 30)
  • Theft Acts 1968 and 1978
  • Timeshare Act 1992
  • Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002
  • Trade Descriptions Act 1968
  • Trade Marks Act 1994
  • Trading Representations (Disabled Persons) Act 1958
  • Trading Stamps Act 1964
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Unsolicited Goods and Services Acts 1971 and 1975
  • Video Recordings Act 1984
  • Weights and Measures Acts 1976 and 1985 and all instruments made thereunder, specifically including: a. The Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2000

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Updated: 20 November 2017