Trading standards support North Yorkshire businesses by providing, comprehensive advice that enables those businesses to meet their legal obligations.

Businesses generally build up a relationship with and receive help from the local council where the business or its head office is based.

The service offers the Better Regulation Delivery Office - primary authority scheme. This gives businesses the chance to form a partnership with a single local authority, which then provides advice for other councils to take into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.

We also publish Trading Standards advice and guidance leaflets to advise businesses on a variety of topics.

Businesses in North Yorkshire can contact our business advice team for specialist trader advice on 01609 780780 or email

Businesses may find free, impartial legal guidance from Business Companion of use, from the basics through to in depth information.

Visit your local district or borough council for this service

Part of this service in North Yorkshire is delivered by your local district or borough council.