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Business advice signposting from Trading Standards

Trading Standards offers free signposting by email to businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We can help you find the information and guidance you need to comply with Trading Standards laws.

Before emailing us, check through the options below to see if any of these websites can help you.

Business Companion

We signpost most businesses to the Business Companion website. It offers a wealth of advice and guidance relating to Trading Standards regulations. We recommend you visit the Business Companion website first as this may save you some time.


View guidance for businesses and self-employed on the GOV.UK website. The list includes:

  • Setting up a business and running a company
  • Business tax, finance and support
  • Importing and exporting
  • Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs
  • Plus much more

Citizens Advice Consumer Service

If you are in dispute with a consumer or another business, you can get advice from the Citizens Advice Consumer Service. Their trained advisors can give you free advice over the phone or online.

Receive free business advice signposting from Trading Standards

If you would still like to request signposting advice, please complete our online request form. We will contact you within five working days.

Other business advice services available from Trading Standards

We have a team of advisers who can provide businesses with regulatory advice and support services. This team is known as the 'Regulatory Companion'. They are dedicated to helping businesses comply with Trading Standards and consumer legislation.

You can receive advice from our Regulatory Companion team by:

For more information, visit our business advice page.

Connecting you with local business support organisations

Our Regulatory Companion team has strong links with business support organisations, including: