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Primary Authority Fees


Whether you are trading as a small family run business or an international company Gloucestershire Trading Standards can help to ensure you clearly understand the legislative requirements related to your business activity, and can insure you get the right advice to be able to meet those requirements.  


We only cover our costs and these are listed below.  If you have specific requirements please get in touch and we can arrange a bespoke package for you.


Primary Authority Partnership


Setting Up the Primary Authority Partnership including application to BEIS, two bespoke visits, named single point of contact within Trading Standards and access to assured business advice.

£250 per annum

Assured Business Advice/Services

(EG: Civil Advice, Labelling, Weights & Measures, Product Safety)

£70 per hour

On Demand Business Services


Initial Assessment and Advice for Businesses contacting Trading Standards for the first time.

£70 per hour +VAT

Capped at £200+VAT

Advice on an hourly basis

£70 per hour +VAT

Travelling to premises inside Gloucestershire


Travelling to premises outside Gloucestershire


Product analysis e.g. food or product safety samples by our public analyst or test house

Price on application

Testing and calibration of specialist equipment and provision of test certificates

Please request details for costs

Licensing costs e.g. explosives (fireworks), petroleum

Price on application

Provision of training e.g. training for up to 12 people on a specific Trading Standards subject area


Half Day £400 +VAT

Full Day £700 +VAT


  • We aim to acknowledge your enquiry within 1 working day and to provide advice within 10 working days.
  • If you have a Primary Authority Partnership then advice will be provided within 5 working days, unless agreed otherwise.
  • We can provide you with more specific details and confirm costs once we have discussed your request and identified how we can help you.


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