Trading standards advice no longer free for firms

THE TRADING standards service in Nottinghamshire has scrapped free advice for companies in Hucknall and the rest of the county.

Previously, the service made no charge for giving guidance. But now firms will be charged £50 for each officer-hour taken up in any enquiry.

It is estimated that the new system will generate £153,000 for Notts County Council over the next two years.