TSI response (PDF 127KB). TSI concentrates its response upon the relationship between the proposed CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) and consumer policy.
10 Jun 2011
A new online shopping directory has been created in a bid to help consumers avoid being ripped off online. Online counterfeiting and illegal shopping sites are a growing trend and more and more consumers are getting caught out. Fake luxury brand websites can attract over 120 million visits a year with an estimated £82 billion being spent online on counterfeit goods.Brand-i (www.brand-i.org) was created to resolve this problem. The website works very simply by allowing consumers to search through their...
7 Jun 2011
The food safety team at North East Lincolnshire Council is reassuring the public following media coverage of the current food poisoning outbreak occurring in Germany.Since the second week of May, there have been reports of hundreds of people suffering from E.coli food poisoning, with a small number of people reported to have died. Many more people are suspected to have bloody diarrhoea, which can be serious, or milder forms of the infection.Although there have been three reported cases in the...
2 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 105KB). TSI reiterates that it would like to see unsolicited doorstep selling of energy banned.
1 Jun 2011
TSI response (PDF 124KB). TSI has submitted a detailed response, pointing out in conclusion that local authorities wish to work closely with ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) and LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited), both in relation to the issues contained within this consultation document and in relation to enforcement of legislation with regard to the Intellectual Property rights of the ODA and the brand owners and sponsors. The cost of enforcement, particularly to...
30 May 2011
TSI response (PDF 113KB). TSi points out that the regulations do not appear to contain the power to sample. TSI also raises various other issues.
27 May 2011
The Electrical Safety Council would like to invite local Trading Standards teams, Fire and Rescue Services and other community safety bodies to apply for funding of up to £5,000 per application. As part of the ESC’s ongoing commitment to reduce electrical-related fires in homes, this initiative will provide an opportunity for the ESC to continue to work in partnership and support electrical-related fire prevention schemes at local level that aim to influence safety standards and change behaviours to help keep...
27 May 2011
Siân Jones will facilitate the plenary 'Regenerating the economy through good business' on Wednesday 22 June. She has been a regular anchor for the ITV morning news and GMTV for London over the past five years. She has also immersed herself in the world of property, presenting Property Pensions for the Overseas Property Channel.Siân's presenting experience extends to a huge variety of other channels too, from Bloomberg Television to CNBC Europe where she worked as a financial anchor as well...
26 May 2011
TSI response (PDF 120KB). TSI states that the Equality Act 2010 is not aimed at companies that have put in place Challenge 21/25 schemes to ensure that age-restricted products are not are not sold to children. Such age verification methods are endorsed by industry, as well as both local and central government, and TSI urges that an exception be granted.
25 May 2011
A joint statement of intent has been issued by TSI and Citizens Advice. The letter sets out framework of how consumer policy will be delivered in the new landscape following Government consultation in June. TSI will be consulting with its members shortly to gauge member's views. Click here to view the document. Andy Foster, TSI Operations Director, said: 'The Government's proposals give us opportunity to radically redesign how we deliver consumer policy in the UK. This is our time to build...
17 May 2011