Trading Standards Service

We aim to ensure that the people of West Yorkshire are well informed and empowered consumers who have the confidence to interact with businesses safely and securely, and that businesses in West Yorkshire are able to prosper by operating in an equitable and honest commercial environment.

The Trading Standards service deploys its resources within an intelligence-based operating framework, designed to ensure that we address behaviours which cause the highest level of consumer detriment, in order to maximise the impact of our prevention and enforcement activities.

We aim to:

  • support economic growth, especially in small businesses, by ensuring a fair, responsible and competitive trading environment
  • improve quality of life and wellbeing by promoting more empowered communities
  • promote public health and protect people from ill-health and harm
  • ensure a safe, healthy and sustainable food chain for the benefit of consumers and the West Yorkshrie economy