Freedom of information response

Trading Standards Service

Publication date: 
Tuesday 10 March 2020

Please provide me with the following information with regards to your Trading Standards Service for the 2019/20 Financial year.

1. Total Budget for the Trading Standards Service;
2. Number of FTE Staff employed in the Trading Standards Service;
3. Total Population of your Authorities area;
4. Total number of premises with an inspectable risk for Trading standards;
5. The Salary Range of a Trading Standards Enforcement Officer (Or Equivalent non W&M Officer);
6. The Salary Range of a Trading Standards Officer (W&M qualified);
7. The Salary Range of the Trading Standards Manager/Team Leader;
8. The Salary range and position of the officer appointed as Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures and their Deputy where applicable;
9. Please also indicate if Trading Standards are responsible in your authorities area for the enforcement/provision of:
a. Food Standards
b. Petroleum
c. Explosives
d. Animal Health
e. Agricultural Standards (Feed Stuffs)
f. Approved Trader Scheme(s)


1. £515,000
2. 12
3. In issuing our response the Council has applied S21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

This means that the information you have requested is already available elsewhere so is therefore exempt from disclosure. 

The information is available at:
4. 1472
5. Trading Standards Officers - £28,363 - £33,920

Senior Trading Standards Officers - £33,920 - £41,735
6. As above
7. £51,343 - £63,152
8. As above

a. Yes
b. Yes
c. Yes
d. Yes
e. Yes
f. No

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Request reference:
FOI 9818