Trading Standards

Southend Council Trading Standards team are warning local businesses to be cautious when purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staff.

What we do

  • protect consumers by monitoring the marketplace for dangerous, illicit and counterfeit products
  • protect consumers by monitoring the marketplace for dangerous and illegal trading methods
  • assist businesses and traders by providing advice and inspections
  • facilitate licence applications (scrap metal, fireworks, petroleum)
  • monitor metrology compliance  (weights and measures)
  • animal welfare licensing
  • when necessary, pursue breaches of criminal legislation through the Courts

What we don’t do

For all consumer and complaints, enquiries and advice, please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 or visit their website at

The list below contains more information for consumers and businesses on a popular list of subjects including how to report a complaint.

Page last updated: 29/05/2020