Trading and other laws

Credit laws

If you sell goods or services on credit, or deal with the collection of debts, then these practices are governed by a number of important legal requirements.

It is important to comply and be aware of the obligations in place designed to protect you and your customers.

Consumer Credit Licence

Find out about the Consumer Credit License and how to apply for consumer credit authorisation by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website.

The Competition and Markets Authority

The Competition and Markets Authority's aim is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy.

Safety laws

Every trade has legal responsibilities to ensure the goods and/or services they produce, supply or use are safe.

A number of regulations and restrictions exist to ensure safety compliance in many sectors of business.

Please take a look at our selection of advisory information areas that can be accessed from the links below.

Knife retailers' toolkit

A toolkit for knife retailers, which includes guidance and training materials as well as the Responsible Retailer Agreement, is now available free of charge to knife retailers nationwide. The toolkit was produced by London Trading Standards (LTS), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor's Office for Police and Crime.

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