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Business Advice - Our self-help advice sheets

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Age restricted products

  • Sales of aerosol spray paints View
  • Cigarette lighter refills and solvents View
  • Restrictions on the sale of knives and other bladed items View
  • Online sales of age-restricted products View
  • Video recordings and games for sale and hire View
  • Age restricted products View
  • Retail sale of fireworks View
  • Crossbows, air weapons and imitation firearms - age restrictions View
  • Underage sales of alcohol View
  • Tobacco and children View

Animal health and welfare

  • Home slaughter of livestock for private consumption View
  • The slaughter of cattle for private consumption by the owner View
  • The slaughter of sheep for private consumption by the owner View
  • Guidance for cattle keepers attending livestock shows View
  • Humane disposal of infant calves and possible outlets View
  • Keeping pet pigs View
  • Generic contingency planning for livestock diseases View
  • Anthrax View
  • Buying or selling of livestock View
  • Avian influenza (bird flu) View
  • Guidance for those who transport horses by road View
  • Welfare of farm animals during transport View
  • African horse sickness View
  • Classical swine fever View
  • Foot-and-mouth disease View
  • Mixing feed on-farm View
  • Rabies View
  • Schmallenberg virus View
  • Construction of livestock transport vehicles View
  • Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles carrying cattle, pigs, poultry etc View
  • Animal gatherings View
  • Sheep - records, identification and movement View
  • Goats - records, identification and movement View
  • Casualty slaughter - guidance for farmers and hauliers View
  • Food chain information (FCI) View
  • Registration and records of poultry View
  • Food hygiene for farmers and growers View
  • The keeping and retention of veterinary medicine records View
  • Requirements for cattle identification View
  • Feed hygiene for transporters and hauliers View
  • Manufacturing your own pet foods View
  • A guide to imported feed and food controls View
  • Feed hygiene for farmers and growers View
  • Farm animal transport journey times View
  • BSE testing - fallen cattle View
  • Cattle that have been refused passports View
  • Disposal of waste food View
  • Guidance on the disposal of animal by-products and carcases View
  • Deer carcase and offal disposal (farmed and wild) View
  • A guide to the retail sale of pet food View
  • The welfare of horses at markets and other places of sale View
  • The law regarding the keeping and movement of pigs View
  • Livestock markets View
  • Guidance on the welfare and handling of poultry at markets View
  • Sheep scab View
  • Bovine tuberculosis - pre-movement testing of cattle View
  • Horse passports View
  • Transporting livestock by road View
  • Calves at market View
  • Responsible animal/pet ownership View

Consumers/buyer's rights (including selling methods)

  • The supply of services / goods with services View
  • Selling away from business premises - from 13 June 2014 View
  • The sale and supply of goods View
  • Selling at a distance (via the internet, phone, etc) - from 13 June 2014 View
  • Accurately describing goods and services View
  • Returns policies View
  • Selling on business premises - from 13 June 2014 View
  • Selling away from business premises - before 13 June 2014 View
  • Selling at a distance (via the internet, phone, etc) - before 13 June 2014 View
  • A guide to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations View
  • A guide to the trading standards law applying to licensed premises View
  • One day and occasional sales - a guide for venues View
  • Package tours and holidays View

Fair trading (including pricing)

  • Estate agents - property descriptions View
  • Organic products - descriptions and labelling View
  • Company and business names View
  • Credit brokerage View
  • Used car sales View
  • The supply of services / goods with services View
  • Selling away from business premises - from 13 June 2014 View
  • The sale and supply of goods View
  • Motor vehicle servicing and repairs View
  • Selling at a distance (via the internet, phone, etc) - from 13 June 2014 View
  • The use of membership logos and claims of approval View
  • Publishing, marketing and other business scams View
  • Price marking of goods for retail sale View
  • Do you sell at car boot sales? View
  • Accurately describing goods and services View
  • Online sales of age-restricted products View
  • Returns policies View
  • Sale and resale of tickets View
  • Internet auction sites and marketplaces View
  • Selling on business premises - from 13 June 2014 View
  • Selling away from business premises - before 13 June 2014 View
  • Selling at a distance (via the internet, phone, etc) - before 13 June 2014 View
  • A guide to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations View
  • Video recordings and games for sale and hire View
  • A guide for business on textile labelling View
  • A guide to the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations View
  • Antiques and antiquities View
  • Displaying prices in hotels and guesthouses View
  • Advice to herbal medicine shops View
  • A guide to the trading standards law applying to licensed premises View
  • A guide for retailers on footwear labelling View
  • One day and occasional sales - a guide for venues View
  • Payment surcharges View
  • Information for fishmongers View
  • Information for greengrocers View
  • Information for butchers View
  • Keeping within the law in pubs, restaurants and cafes View
  • Package tours and holidays View
  • Mileage of used vehicles View

Food

  • Colours in food View
  • Specified allergenic ingredients - commonly asked questions View
  • Retail sale and labelling of eggs View
  • Food labelled in a foreign language View
  • Labelling of sweets View
  • Sandwich labelling View
  • Food labelling for catering establishments View
  • Food labelling for fishmongers View
  • Egg producers selling directly to consumers View
  • Organic products - descriptions and labelling View
  • Date and lot marking of prepacked food View
  • Food labelling for bakers View
  • Small bakers and average weight View
  • Food labelling for greengrocers View
  • Beef labelling View
  • Jam and similar products View
  • Food hygiene for farmers and growers View
  • A guide to imported feed and food controls View
  • Disposal of waste food View
  • Food labelling and composition for butchers View
  • Food sampling by authorised officers View
  • A guide to the trading standards law applying to licensed premises View
  • Guidance notes for honey packers View
  • Labelling of packaged foods View
  • Labelling of genetically modified foods View
  • Meat products compositional standards View
  • Genetically modified foods - commonly asked questions View
  • Advice for caterers on food allergens and intolerance View
  • Information for fishmongers View
  • Information for greengrocers View
  • Information for butchers View
  • Keeping within the law in pubs, restaurants and cafes View

Safety

  • Unsafe goods - liability for damage or injury View
  • Food imitations View
  • Product safety - due diligence View
  • Selling safe part-worn tyres View
  • Selling safe second-hand electrical goods View
  • Selling safe toys View
  • Selling safe used furniture View
  • Selling new nightwear View
  • Selling used gas-cooking appliances View
  • Mini motos, quad bikes and off-road vehicles - a guide for retailers View
  • Safety of goods in rented accommodation - landlords and letting agencies View
  • Jewellery safety - nickel, lead and cadmium View
  • Selling new and used prams and pushchairs View
  • Ornamental and novelty giftware - a guide for retailers View
  • Electrical equipment View
  • Cosmetic products - safety, composition and labelling View

Weights and measures

  • Small bakers and average weight View
  • The sale of solid fuel and wood fuel View
  • The sale and delivery of oil and gas View
  • Price marking of goods for retail sale View
  • Packaged goods - requirements of the average-quantity system View
  • Guidance notes for honey packers View
  • Information for fishmongers View
  • Information for greengrocers View
  • Weighing equipment in use for trade View
  • Information for butchers View
  • Keeping within the law in pubs, restaurants and cafes View

Other

  • The composition and use of packaging View
  • Specified allergenic ingredients - commonly asked questions View
  • Company and business names View
  • Credit brokerage View
  • The use of membership logos and claims of approval View
  • Sales of aerosol spray paints View
  • Cigarette lighter refills and solvents View
  • Do you sell at car boot sales? View
  • Energy rating information View
  • Restrictions on the sale of knives and other bladed items View
  • Safety of goods in rented accommodation - landlords and letting agencies View
  • A guide to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations View
  • A guide to the retail sale of pet food View
  • Advice to herbal medicine shops View
  • Trading standards visits and inspections - frequently asked questions View
  • Age restricted products View
  • One day and occasional sales - a guide for venues View
  • Energy Performance Certificates View
  • Retail sale of fireworks View
  • Payment surcharges View
  • Crossbows, air weapons and imitation firearms - age restrictions View
  • Underage sales of alcohol View
  • Tobacco and children View

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Environmental Protection Department, 1st Floor, Magdalen House, Stanley Precinct, Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside. L20 3QZ. Telephone: (0151) 934 2089   Fax: (0151) 934 2106   Electronic Mail: consumer.advice@environmental.sefton.gov.uk