VLS: New relationship with Bucks and Surrey Trading Standards

Published:  30 November, 2020

Oil trade body Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has entered into a Primary Authority partnership with Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, through which it will provide tailored advice and guidance for VLS and its’ members.

The partnership will also help VLS members stay compliant with legislation, as well as supporting VLS in the escalation of any cases to local Trading Standards authorities.

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards will review all of VLS’ advice and guidance issued so it becomes endorsed, supported and approved by Trading Standards.Through the use of a Primary Authority relationship, other Trading Standards authorities are expected to follow the advice laid down by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards.

Commenting on the new partnership, Chairman of VLS Andrew Goddard said: “At VLS, our objective is always to work with Named Parties to resolve complaints. However, in cases of continued non-compliance, the VLS Board has and will take action to raise cases with Trading Standards to protect end users. Motor factors, mechanics and motorists alike must all have confidence that lubricant products really can deliver what they claim. This relationship with Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards will effectively underwrite our work at VLS and ensure that decisions are enforceable.”

For more information on VLS visit www.ukla-vls.org.uk

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