Useful websites that have been specially selected and monitored by our library staff.
Find A Good One
Find contractors in your local area rated by their customers.
Trading Standards Accredited
Telford & Wrekin Council's Trading Standards team run the Trading Standards Accredited (TSA) scheme for locally based traders. The aim of the Scheme is to support local businesses and give consumers access to traders they can rely on. View further information on the scheme.
The Scheme includes businesses such as plumbers, painters and decorators, electricians, builders and gardeners who offer services ranging from simple repairs to large scale building projects. In addition, the new Scheme is open to all other business sectors. Visit the Trading Standards Accredited website.
Which? Trusted Traders
A free-to-use trader endorsement scheme helping consumers find reputable and local traders
Which? is a consumer right’s group offering advice on washing machines, laptops, tablets, televisions, fridge freezers, vacuum cleaners and many other items as well as Which? University. All libraries have the Which? magazine. You can also search the latest Which? reports and Best Buy guides using Which? Online by visiting any library and asking a member of staff to log you on.
A wide range of information including consumer guides, advice on how to complain, and the Watchdog programme.
British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA) lists all the ombudsmen and complaint-handling bodies who may be able to help consumers.
Provides free, confidential and independent advice to resolve legal, money, and other problems. Includes online advice guides, and contact details for local offices. Check the Consumer section for advice on buying on the Internet, returning goods, rogue traders, choosing and comparing energy suppliers etc.
Direct Marketing Association Preference Services
Allows consumers to register their wish to opt out of receiving unsolicited messages by mail, telephone, fax or email.
Food Standards Agency
The independent food safety watchdog. Information on a variety of topics including nutrition, labelling and packaging, and GM foods.
Get guidance about Data Protection, Privacy and Freedom of Information.
Money Saving Expert
Website dedicated to saving money on anything and everything, created by Martin Lewis.
Trading Standards Institute
A one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK.
Find a workman – nationwide
This site connects 25000 homeowners a month with a variety of different tradesmen.
More than 60000 registered builders and tradesmen listed nationwide. Detailed feedback and review.
Check a Trade
A directory that you can search by trade, geographical area or company name. Just enter your postcode.
See Telford & Wrekin Council's Advice and Benefits page for more information about consumer advice.