Buy with confidence
The Buy With Confidence Scheme is a national register of “Trading Standards approved” businesses run independently by local authority Trading Standards departments.
It is the largest Trading Standards approval scheme in the UK and is recognised around the country.
All the businesses on the Buy With Confidence scheme have been stringently vetted and approved by Trading Standards Officers to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way. Applicants must agree to abide by the scheme's code of conduct, which requires them to follow the letter and spirit of the law. Criminal records disclosure may be required in some circumstances.
We continually monitor these businesses to help ensure you will receive a quality service and to maintain the integrity of the scheme.
You have the reassurance that in the unlikely event of something going wrong you have the support of Trading Standards to put things right.
We aim to ensure that member businesses comply with relevant Consumer Protection legislation. Trading Standards are committed to protecting local consumers and supporting reputable local businesses.
You can see details of approved traders in your local area and find more information about the scheme for businesses and customers on the Buy with Confidence website.
You can follow Buy With Confidence on Twitter @BWCconnect.
Page last reviewed: 28 September 2021
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