The Scheme is operated by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service and provides consumers with a list of local businesses who have committed to trade fairly and honestly. The Scheme covers all aspects of home improvement and repair work, including building, carpentry, external property repairs, gardening, decorating and home security. We also include trades that assist elderly and vulnerable people maintain their independence such as cleaners, dog walkers, mobility suppliers and shoppers.
Whilst Lancashire County Council do not “approve” the traders on the Scheme, checks are carried out on the business prior to inclusion on the Scheme including a visit to their business premises and additional checks to ensure they comply with relevant legislation, have necessary insurance policies in place and are members of any regulatory bodies they are legally required to be registered with. Businesses are also required to have been trading for a minimum of 12 months and before being admitted on the Scheme businesses are required to agree to abide by the Code of Practice of the Scheme.