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Trading Standards Conference

Ron Gainsford, chief executive of the Trading Standards Institute, has welcomed the Government’s consumer White Paper, saying it contained several measures that would boost consumer confidence in difficult times.

'The "consumer advocate" proposal is really good news because it will help to further foster a healthy balance between consumers and businesses,' said Mr Gainsford.

'It is particularly important to raise consumer confidence in ways such as this during a time of global recession.'

View the White Paper on the BIS/BERR website

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Conference is taking place in Brighton June 30 - July 2.

Thousands are expected to flock to it over the three days to enjoy the Question Time style main sessions, the informative mini theatre sessions, the exhibition and the many social events.