Free scheme for traders

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Derbyshire County Council is offering local businesses a year’s free membership to its Trusted Trader scheme.

Builders, plumbers, roofers and glazers, electricians, decorators, joiners and gardeners are all on a list compiled by the council and tested out by trading standards to provide peace of mind for customers.

Firms are usually charged upto £54 for joining, but from now until the end of December they can sign up for free.

Those already taking part in the scheme will get a free six months added to their membership. Call 01629 536148 for information.