What are the Requirements?
To become Trading Standards Approved each Business must pass a set of tailored checks and strict testing.
In order to become a Buy With Confidence member, a business must first apply or be recommended to join the scheme and must then pass a set of tailored background checks.
Membership of the scheme is not given lightly – amongst other checks, each applicant will have their complaints history reviewed and will receive a visit from Trading Standards.
Good references are required from previous customers and applicants must agree to abide by the scheme's code of conduct, which requires them to follow the letter and spirit of the law.
Only if all the scheme requirements are met, will a business be granted membership, and their conduct will continue to be monitored thereafter.