The OFT provides promotional support for network members, including links from the OFT website publicising LAATSN, and links to individual local schemes for consumers to search for local businesses.
In addition, there is a bank of free promotional material for incorporation into local promotional activities. This will include:
The OFT can also offer on-going advice and consultancy regarding the use of promotional material.
The OFT provides an index of best practice of LAATSN scheme operators regarding:
For more information, see the best practice page.
LAATSN scheme operators may agree to give other operators further individual advice and assistance regarding an example of best practice. A reasonable charge may be made by the originating operator for this assistance.
A practical handbook has been developed to provide local authority Trading Standards Services with practical examples of how LAATSN scheme operators meet many of the minimum standards and best practice elements of LAATSN. Local authority Trading Standards Services contributed in developing this handbook.
Download LAATSN Handbook (pdf 282 kb).
Criteria have been developed to enable an assessment by local authorities of the impact of their local authority assured trader schemes. Local authority Trading Standards Services views contributed in developing this criteria.
Download Evaluating the impact of local authority assured trader schemes (pdf 52 kb).
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