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Trading Standards: Weights and Measures

Trading Standards make sure that the quantities of goods sold are correct.
We carry out inspections and follow up complaints at many types of businesses, from small bakeries, market stalls, supermarkets to petrol forecourts.

Typical businesses inspected by Trading Standards

Petrol Forecourts

Pubs and Restaurants


Overloaded Vehicles

Public Weighbridges


If you feel you are being given a short measure please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0345 4040506 or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk. Complaints may be referred to us to investigate.

Advice for Businesses

We test weighing equipment and request to see records and documentation of previous tests and maintenance of the machines. You can ask us to test your equipment, a service for which there can be a fee, please get in touch for more details by emailing: tradingstandards@birmingham.gov.uk.

If you receive an invoice in respect of weights and measures work we have undertaken, you can pay this in a number of ways. Find out more on our How to Pay page.

Please see our Business Advice page to find out more about the help we offer.

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