Trading standards

Information about trading standards services in Redcar and Cleveland

Trading standards

Need consumer advice?

Consumer advice is provided by Citizens Advice consumer service.

The Citizens Advice Consumer Service provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues including:

  • goods that are faulty, not fit for their purpose, or described incorrectly
  • services that have not been carried out with reasonable care and within a reasonable time or for an acceptable price
  • what to do if you think you have been scammed

You can contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on - 0808 2231133 or 0808 2231144 (Welsh)

Other ways to get in touch are also available on their website: Contact the Consumer Helpline

Visit the Citizens Advice website for consumer advice see screenshot below:

Screenshot of the CAB website with the consumer section selected detailing the top links.

Click on the consumer tab and then select “Contact the consumer helpline” this will take you to the Contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline if you need more help with a consumer problem page.

The consumer service also acts as a channel to allow clients to report potential breaches of legislation or industry regulations, or unfair trading practises, to Trading Standards. Citizens Advice consumer service sends referrals to Trading Standards partners to support them in their work. 

The consumer service also offers energy advice - Chat about an energy problem.