Business advice service

Primary Authority partnership

We offer Primary Authority partnerships that provide tailored regulatory advice to help your business comply with the law.

Our Primary Authority partnership offers:

  • a dedicated officer who will be your single point of contact for all regulatory advice and support
  • assured compliance advice recognised by other regulators
  • support and guidance on Trading Standards regulations
  • reduced hourly rates (VAT exempt) if you exceed the standard support hours of your package

The support you get depends on the package you choose.

15 hour support package

This costs £1,000 per year.

Any advice and support that goes above 15 hours will be charged at the tailored business advice pay as you go rate.

With this package, we will:

  • arrange for your basic compliance documents to be loaded onto the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) website, giving assurance to other regulators
  • produce and publish an inspection plan (if relevant)
  • review the agreement with you on a yearly basis
  • invoice you on a yearly basis

We will not charge for travel within Essex, but will charge £81 per hour for travel outside of Essex.

80 hour support package

This costs £5,000 per year.

Any advice and support that goes above 80 hours will be charged at the tailored business advice pay as you go rate.

With this package, we will:

  • arrange for all your relevant compliance documents to be loaded onto the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) website, giving assurance to other regulators
  • produce and publish an inspection plan (if relevant)
  • review the agreement with you on a yearly basis
  • invoice you on a yearly basis

We will not charge for travel within Essex, but will charge £81 per hour for travel outside of Essex.

Bespoke advice

If you would like more support than what's included in the 80 hour Primary Authority partnership, contact us to talk about your requirements.

Contact Trading Standards

You can contact Trading Standards by email:

trading.standards@essex.gov.uk

Partner with us

Get in touch if you’re interested in entering into a Primary Authority partnership with us.

Contact Trading Standards

You can contact Trading Standards by email:

trading.standards@essex.gov.uk

More information

Visit GOV.UK for Primary Authority guidance for businesses.

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