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BUSINESSES in Belper have until the end of this month to sign up to Trusted Trader for free after Derbyshire County Council extended the deadline on its membership offer.

Normally, there is a fee of up to £54 for joining — but that has been waived until Tuesday, January 31.

Cllr Kevin Parkinson, of the county council, said: “We didn’t want any businesses to miss out, which is why we’ve extended the offer.”

Trusted Trader helps to boost local businesses by promoting them to potential customers.

There are more than 1,100 businesses on the list, including builders, plumbers, roofers, glazers, electricians, decorators, joiners and gardeners.

To get on the list, businesses have to go through rigorous checks, including checks on county court judgments or any complaints about the company. For more information call 01629 536148 or visit