TSI response (PDF 133KB). The Trading Standards Institute discusses the pros and cons of a number of potential risk criteria.
28 Jul 2011
Consumer Focus is calling on the energy industry to end cold-call doorstep sales. The call comes as new research from the watchdog shows that more than nine out of ten people who have bought energy products on the door would never do so again and only 4% of people are positive about energy door step sales.Other key findings from the watchdog’s research included:Only 1% of consumers see doorstep sales as a useful way to find out about productsOnly 3% have...
25 Jul 2011
Ash clouds and the precarious nature of certain airlines can leave consumers wondering about their rights when things go wrong.Enter TSI's advice syndication system with its new dedicated 'travel' category to deliver helpful and consistent advice directly from within subscriber websites.As well as helping to solve travel queries, TSI's ts broadcast and ts community websites offer pre-shopping advice for consumers buying motor vehicles, goods and services as well as advice for consumers who find themselves in dispute with suppliers having...
13 Jul 2011
London Fire Brigade is urging people to check if they own one of the models of BEKO frost free fridge freezers which are subject to a safety warning.  For more information visit the the product recall section of the TSI website. Press release issued by London Fire Brigade.'BERMONDSEY ‘LIGHTNING’ FIRE CAUSED BY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FRIDGE FREEZER – UP TO 500,000 PRODUCTS AFFECTED A week after a tower block caught fire in what was widely believed to be a blaze caused by a...
5 Jul 2011
TSI is pleased to announce the release of Smartphone access to ts interlink, launched on 21st June at The Consumers Affairs and Trading Standards 2011 Conference and Exhibition. It works on Apple iPhone, Google Android and BlackBerry devices.Many of us are used to mobile working and need to stay in touch with events and contact colleagues while out of the office, and you can now use ts interlink while on the move.From your Smartphone you can read the News Service...
30 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 119KB). Full title: 'Solving disputes in the county courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system - a consultation on reforming civil justice in England and Wales'. TSI welcomes and fully supports the objectives of this consultation, whilst identifying some concerns.
30 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 42.7KB). TSI supports Option 3 in the consultation letter - Revise the Regulations and amend Food Examiner qualifications, and include an additional provision on equivalent EU qualifications and training for food/public analyst and food examiner.
24 Jun 2011
Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has expressed concern about the Government proposals for the ‘Green Deal’ which is due to be implemented in autumn 2012.The Energy Bill is a vehicle for the Government to meet challenging carbon emission targets with the installation of ‘Green Deal’ measures into consumers’ homes, but TSI believes that, although the principles and intentions are good, the Bill needs strengthening. TSI is therefore calling for the Government to take further steps to ensure a high level of...
22 Jun 2011
TSI submission (PDF 205KB). TSI expresses its principal concerns which are two-fold: firstly, the potential for mis-selling and secondly, the security of data regarding Energy Performance Certificates.  
20 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 134KB). TSI agrees that electronic reporting for pig movements will provide more accurate and timely information that would be of significant help in a disease outbreak situation, but is concerned that uptake might be less than that predicted and that this could undermine the entire system and its capabilities. 
15 Jun 2011