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TRADING STANDARDS ACCREDITED APPLICATION FORM CHECKLIST

Please ensure that you upload all the required documents with your completed on-line application form. This will help speed up the assessment process

If you are unable to upload your papers please complete the on-line application form and make payment. You must supply the documents by an alternative means. You can send as an attached document or a good quality image of the document to tsaccredited@telford.gov.uk or post a copy to Trading Standards Accredited Team, Public Protection, Telford & Wrekin Council, Telford TF3 4NT

Please note that we will not begin the assessment process until we have received copies all the necessary paperwork from you.

You can access the full A-Z of current trade areas here. If you are unable to find a trade area relevant to your business please let us know.

If you have any queries regarding the TSA scheme please email tsaccredited@telford.gov.uk


  1. Application Form – please ensure that you fully complete the application form.
  2. Payment – £100+VAT. This is required as part of the on-line process so please have your debit or credit card ready. Please note that 50% of this payment will be retained should your application be unsuccessful. This is to cover administration costs.

    3. Documents relevant to your business. This will not be applicable to all businesses but could be:

    Public Liability Insurance (covering a minimum of £2 million)

    Employers Liability Insurance (covering a minimum of £5 million)

    Professional Indemnity Insurance

    Proof of qualifications

    Registrations – e.g. Gas Safe, Part P electrical, FENSA

    Quality assurances e.g. Kitemark, FSA

    Membership certificates – e.g. trade bodies and associations

    DBS checks - required for certain trade categories such as domestic/cleaning services and home helps. Please ensure you have read 8.2 of the TSA Code Of Practice before completing your application.

    4. Utility bill or similar – to show name and current address (unless this has already been submitted in

        documents in 3 above

    5. Eligibility Check:

    • Have you been trading for at least 6 months?
    • Do you have a retail premise or conduct your business in Telford & Wrekin?

     6. Any additional information which you feel might support your application.      

You must read and agree to the Scheme's Code of Practice before proceeding with your application. This should be agreed by a person having authority to commit the business to the Code.
Download the Code of Practice here

Privacy Notice – Trading Standards Accredited
Telford & Wrekin Council Public Protection are collecting your personal data to enable your TSA application to be processed and to form a business listing on the TSA website By completing this form you are consenting to Telford & Wrekin Council collecting your personal data. You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing tsaccredited@telford.gov.uk Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any of your personal data collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law. For further details on the council’s privacy arrangements please view the privacy page on the council’s website page.



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