Membership fee

Membership fee for one year: £399 +VAT (£79.80)

A vetting fee of £150 +VAT (£30) is included in the total membership fee and is non-refundable, regardless of whether the application is successful or not.

The full membership fee is payable upon application.

Member benefits

Membership of Trading Standards Checked entitles you to a suite of benefits that adds value to your membership and your business.

  • Set your business apart as one of Kent's safest traders.
  • Display your unique Trading Standards Checked logo with pride on all your digital and physical business assets.
  • Be listed on an exclusive Trading Standards Checked online directory that over 600K households in Kent have access to.
  • Local, targeted marketing that reaches hundreds of thousands of residents every month.
  • Be part of an elite set of businesses that are helping to stop rogue traders and criminals.
  • Access to Trading Standards compliant paperwork giving you peace of mind that your business is protected from rogue consumers.
  • A dedicated business profile on the Trading Standards Checked website that includes your own business logo and photo gallery.
  • Free vehicle vinyls with your unique membership number.
  • Access to the exclusive Trading Standards Checked Facebook group.
  • Receive consumer enquiries direct to your email from your profile on the Trading Standards Checked website.
  • Be included in the Trading Standards Checked printed directory with the Net Magazine

Other benefits

Legal services at competitive rates

Invicta Law is able to offer legal advice and assistance at extremely competitive rates.

Advice in relation to company law, commercial contracts and undertakings including technology, construction, consultancy (including contract disputes), employment law advice for small business and advice on all types of commercial property law relating to offices and other business premises.

The work is carried out by experienced solicitors and legal staff. Invicta Law is fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under registration number 631355.

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20% discount on Trading Standards pay as you go business advice

Trading Standards professional advice and support will reduce risks to your business whilst allowing it to grow with confidence. Whether you want clarity on a specific issue or a solution to a complex problem, Trading Standards can provide the help you need.

20% discount will be applied when you pay.

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50% discount on KCC's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme

Alternative Dispute Resolution is available to customers who are unable to resolve a dispute with a trader. It helps to resolve disputes quickly and reduces the need for costly and time-consuming court proceedings. All members of Trading Standards Checked (TSC) agree to enter into ADR if the customer wishes to use it. Members of Trading Standards Checked can benefit from a 50% discount on KCC's accredited ADR scheme.

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