TSI response (PDF 109KB). A summary of the TSI response submitted online.
12 Dec 2011
Stealla Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, was interviewed for a three-page feature in the December edition of TS Today about her campaign against pay day lenders, which hit the national headlines on 7 December.Read the full TS Today feature on stellacreasy .If you would like to obtain copies of TS Today or to subsribe please contact David Prin on email@example.com or 08456089428.
7 Dec 2011
We're pleased to announce that ts interlink's RAPEX notifications will shortly be carrying more information.Feedback at September's UK RAPEX seminar (hosted by BIS) heard users request that test reports feature in ts interlink's dedicated RAPEX database. Completely integrated in to ts interlink, users can search the content of the reports at the same time as the RAPEX notices themselves.RAPEX notifications will now also include foreign reactions to UK notifications and UK reactions to foreign notifications.
7 Dec 2011
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has welcomed the news that the approach taken by LBRO (Local Better Regulation Office) will continue to be at the heart of delivering protection and growth, following the consultation on its future, which attracted responses from major business organisations and professional bodies.The Government, in its consultation response, has today (Friday 2 December) stated its commitment to retain the benefits of LBRO’s ways of working when it moves into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills...
2 Dec 2011
The Trading Standards Institute is urging consumers to be aware of rogue telephone cold callers offering energy saving devices after trading standards up and down the country reported hundreds of complaints.Trading standards are currently dealing with more than 200 complaints about people claiming to be their energy supplier or working in partnership with them, offering a plug in device which they say can save them 40 per cent off their energy bills.Trading standards have had a number of the items...
1 Dec 2011
The Trading Standards Institute website is about to receive a festive makeover with the introduction of a Christmas Countdown Calendar.Each day in the run up to Christmas will highlight a different door trading standards officers go through in their work keeping consumers, communities and our economy safe and healthy.Be prepared to be amazed and surprised by the breadth of trading standards officers’ work – 24 days was only enough for a “best of” selection!The first door will be available to...
28 Nov 2011
Citizens Advice is launching a new campaign to target scammers and rogue traders who prey on recession-hit consumers. The campaign across England and Wales highlights growing concerns that the recession is providing opportunities for consumers to be exploited at a time when they are most vulnerable. People looking for work, trying to get better deals on essential services, or trying to get help with debts, are among those being exploited, according to a Citizens Advice survey of more than 4,200 people. The survey...
28 Nov 2011
CIEH, in partnership with TSI and LBRO, are proud to be organising the 2012 Year Ahead Event taking place 2-3 February in Stratford-upon-Avon. The theme this year is Growth and regulation: the only way is up.This highly reputable event plays an important role in shaping the regulatory services agenda. Register your interest now at firstname.lastname@example.org
28 Nov 2011
The launch took place on November 21st at London's View Tube, next to the Olympic park.The Good Sports Don’t Fake It, delivered in partnership with the UK ECC and Citizens Advice, has the backing of Olympic legend Tessa Sanderson and high jumper Ben Challenger who will be competing for gold at the London 2012 Games.The launch brought together a potent mix from the world of sporting and fakes with speakers and guest including the Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox, and...
24 Nov 2011
The UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) is spreading the message of National Consumer Week (21 to 25 November 2011) - Good Sports Don’t Fake It! - by urging consumers to beware of fake Olympic ticket websites and to understand their rights when they shop online.The UK ECC is a supporting partner of National Consumer Week, which is an annual national event organised by the Trading Standards Institute. The first event was held in 1988 and it has grown from...
23 Nov 2011