Trading Standards fees and charges

You can find the fees and charges for various Trading Standards services below.

Business advice

  • Annual fee of four hours; to include three hours of bespoke business advice, with the balance contributing to the overall = £320
  • Work undertaken under the formal Primary Authority agreement = £80 per hour
  • Out of county mileage to be charged on Primary Authority related journeys = 45p per mile
  • Business advice provided outside of a Primary Authority agreement = £80+VAT per hour (charged in 15 minutes intervals)

Visit our Trading Standards business advice page.

Weights and measures

  • Certificate of accuracy when requested following routine testing = £40
  • All equipment and other weights and measures services, including Public Weighbridge Operators = £80 per hour
  • Additional charge if site visit required = £80 per hour

Environmental search fees

  • Fees charged in respect of environmental searches carried out on request will include for up to two hours of officer time = £80 per hour (minimum charge is £40)
  • Where environmental search requests are made that incur officer's time in excess of two hours, an additional charge of £40 per officer per hour, or part thereof, will be charged

Explosives and fireworks licences

New application

  • New application where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (1 year duration) = £193
  • New application where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (2 year duration) = £253
  • New application where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (3 year duration) = £317
  • New application where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (4 year duration) = £390
  • New application where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (5 year duration) = £441

  • New application where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (1 year duration) = £113
  • New application where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (2 year duration) = £147
  • New application where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (3 year duration) = £181
  • New application where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (4 year duration) = £215
  • New application where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (5 year duration) = £248

Renewal

  • Renewal of licence where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (1 year duration) = £90
  • Renewal of licence where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (2 year duration) = £153
  • Renewal of licence where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (3 year duration) = £215
  • Renewal of licence where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (4 year duration) = £277
  • Renewal of licence where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (5 year duration) = £340

  • Renewal of licence where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (1 year duration) = £56
  • Renewal of licence where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (2 year duration) = £90
  • Renewal of licence where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (3 year duration) = £125
  • Renewal of licence where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (4 year duration) = £158
  • Renewal of licence where no minimum separation distance is prescribed (5 year duration) = £193

Variations, replacements, transfers and extensions

  • Varying name of licensee or address of site = £38
  • Any other kind of variation = charged at a reasonable cost to the authority of having the work carried out
  • Transfer of licence or registration = £38
  • Replacement of licence or registration referred to above if lost = £38
  • Extended fireworks licence - annual licence to sell fireworks outside of the permitted periods as stated = £500

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Petroleum storage certificate

  • Annual fee to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity not exceeding 2,500 litres = £45 per year up to a period of ten years
  • Annual fee to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres = £61 per year up to a period of ten years
  • Annual fee to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 50,000 litres = £128 per year up to a period of ten years

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Animal feed registrations

  • Manufacture only, or manufacture and placing on the market, of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such additives (Approvals) = £451 one-off payment
  • Placing on the market of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such (Approvals) = £226 one-off payment

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Investigation fees

  • Hourly rate chargeable for Trading Standards Officer = £80 per officer
  • Hourly rate chargeable for Administrative Office = £48 per officer
  • Hourly rate chargeable for Accredited Financial Investigator = £80 per officer