Trading Standards Manifesto
Ahead of budget cuts in most local authorities the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has published a Manifesto for Trading Standards to raise awareness of the far reaching work done by the profession, alerting decision makers to think twice before cutting back on the service.
The message is backed up by figures from a trading standards workforce survey that reveals that the service provided by the profession is already under pressure – before major cuts have even taken place.
TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford said: ‘Day in, day out economic well-being and health in communities is safeguarded by the trading standards profession.
‘Regulatory services tend to only reach the headlines when things go wrong, which does not happen very often – but the low profile should not be mistaken for low value.’