Trading standards

Information about trading standards services in Redcar and Cleveland


We enforce the law protecting consumers of a wide range of goods and services, focusing on issues which can cause problems within our local communities.

The following pages provide information and guidance for residents and businesses about how the trading standards services work and he we support our local communities and businesses. 

We work in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau who now provide the official consumer advice service for England, Scotland and Wales.

When something's gone wrong with a purchase, you need advice before you purchase goods, or you want to report an issue to Trading Standards, you must now contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service.

Citizens Advice will be able to advise you of your rights and will pass on all appropriate complaints/enquiries direct to us in Trading Standards. 

Contact them on 0808 223 113. If you can’t hear or speak on the phone, please use 18001 then 0808 223 113 to get in touch to an advisor or download a consumer complaint form.

You can visit the Citizens Advice w​ebsite to find clear, practical self-help information on issues including: 

  • Shopping online
  • Getting a refund or repair
  • Packaged holidays
  • Problems when buying a car
  • How to take court action
  • Problems with builders
  • Scams
  • Product safety information
  • All other consumer related enquiries