TSI response (PDF 131KB). TSI welcomes the central government investment in the better regulatory sector through an organisation like LBRO and strongly advocates that any suggestion of a withdrawal of sector funding, particularly at this very challenging economic time, risks destabilising much of the progress that has been made.
16 Sep 2010
TSI response (PDF 136KB). TSI is in general support of the majority of changes that this legislation will bring. The Institute does, however, express some concerns.
10 Sep 2010
TSI response (PDF 139KB). TSI believes that the Act has worked very well and is a vast improvement on the previous legislation. The Institute suggests some further amendments beyond those considered in the consultation which would improve its impact and workability.   
8 Sep 2010
TSI response (PDF 80.6KB). TSI considers it important that the current self-regulatory controls remain in place and that consumer confidence in the guarantees provided by the hallmarking regime are not eroded.
3 Sep 2010
TSI response (PDF 111KB). BIS sought views to inform its negotiating position on the Directive. TSI feels that strong consideration should be given to making the consumer a special case in relation to such charges. 
3 Sep 2010
For over a year, TSI has shone a spotlight on the bad practices of utility salespeople employed to sell on the doorstep after mounting evidence from trading standards services from across the country demonstrated the use of aggressive, oppressive or misleading sales techniques, often targeting the vulnerable. Surrey County Council Trading Standards Service is at present prosecuting Scottish and Southern Energy for mis-selling and another investigation is being undertaken.In leading the fight against misleading sales practices, TSI called for a ban...
2 Sep 2010
One of the largest trading standards hauls of fakes, worth more than three quarters of a million dollars, has resulted in a man being sent to prison for two and a half years.Peterborough City Council's trading standards seized counterfeit oil drilling equipment worth in the region of $875,000  (£600,000) in January 2009 - this is believed to be one of the largest ever hauls seized by trading standards officers in the country. Adrian Belson (56) of Oundle Road, Peterborough, appeared...
26 Aug 2010
Trading Standards in Portsmouth are asking licensed businesses throughout the city to sponsor a child to complete an alcohol awareness award. The project is designed to help today's young people become the responsible consumers of tomorrow by educating them about the social, economic, career and health impacts of alcohol, and the importance of the licensed retail sector to the local and national economy.The award provides a qualification for young people aged 13 – 16 demonstrating they understand the social and...
11 Aug 2010
A company that provided inadequate information about a cement product they delivered have been successfully prosecuted by Norfolk trading standards after a customer received severe burns to his legs.Norfolk County Council Trading Standards brought a prosecution against GM Concrete Ltd of Garage Lane, Setchey, Norfolk, on the grounds of one offence contrary to Section 20 (2) of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005. The company fined £3000 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £3,483.On March 18 2009 the company...
29 Jul 2010
TSI response (PDF 102KB). A brief response agreeing with the draft.
23 Jul 2010