Councillors yesterday (Tuesday 5th September) approved the creation and operation of an Aberdeen City Council Trusted Trader Scheme (ACCTTS) as part of the Home Improvements sector.
ACCTTS aims to provide a list of local businesses who have agreed to be vetted by Trading Standards, so that they have an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as well as those of the customer.
It is anticipated that this new scheme will lead to increased confidence and satisfaction amongst householders, and that this in return this will benefit local businesses by increasing their market size.
Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee Convener, Councillor Miranda Radley, said: “The introduction of a Trusted Trader Scheme will allow residents requiring work to be carried out to find a suitable business with confidence.
"It can be a difficult task finding the right local trades people to carry out works, so this scheme will help people consider their options, and promote businesses who have a track record of operating in the city.”
Vice convener Councillor Dell Henrickson said: “We welcome the Trusted Trader Scheme in Aberdeen, which should increase confidence in local businesses and protect people them from bogus traders.”