Trading Standards

The Trading Standards Service aims to protect consumers against illegal trading practices, and works to promote fair trading to help reputable businesses. It will investigate enquiries and complaints about the quality, quantity or safety of goods and services provided to consumers and businesses. A range of services are on offer including:

  • stopping unsafe or substandard goods reaching the shop floor
  • protecting consumers from false or misleading information about prices and credit
  • protecting honest businesses from unfair competition

The service also helps businesses to meet their legal responsibilities by carrying out regular inspections and offering practical advice and help. For general consumer advice enquiries please phone Citizens Advice Consumer Service, number below.

Contact details for this service

Phone NumberCitizens Advice Consumer Service: 0845 4040506
AddressReading Borough Council
Civic Centre
Contact FormContact this service
Fax0118 937 2557