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TSI response (PDF 129KB). A particularly detailed response
21 Oct 2009
As the price of gold has reached an all time high TSI is warning consumers interested in selling their jewellery to shop around amidst mounting reports of scams across the country.Top tips from TSI:Never deal with people who visit your home asking if you have any jewellery to sell as they may be rogue traders or even would-be burglars.Don’t respond to adverts offering to buy your gold if the trader has no fixed premises.Remember that if someone tells you that...
19 Oct 2009
TSI response (PDF 69.2KB). TSI offers some points for consideration in a brief but wide-ranging response
16 Oct 2009
The TSI-backed BT campaign Talk to the Hand has had lots of media coverage after a marathon session of interviews.  TSI's chief executive Ron Gainsford was interviewed on 16 October for 10 national and regional radio stations and also featured in a report into "slamming" on BBC Breakfast.The campaign aims to tackle misselling of fixed phone lines by telecoms companies.TSI press release
15 Oct 2009
TSI Hero Marilyn Baldwin is up for another accolade as the voting lines open today for the Justice Awards.Her Think Jessica poster campaign to raise awareness of scam mail is well under way with the shocking image currently being rolled out to 1,000 billboards.It was launched with TSI’s support at St Pancras International Station earlier this month.To find out more about the Justice Awards and to vote visit http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/10/15/honour-a-hero-115875-21748158/
15 Oct 2009
TSI’s continuous product improvement agenda takes a leap forward today with the launch of our new disaster recovery facility. As part of our continuing commitment to sound business continuity planning, the upgrade is a vast improvement on our already strong system backup position. All TSI websites including ts broadcast and ts community will be further protected by our new disaster recovery solution which has now gone live. ts community and ts broadcast customers are further protected by a solution that...
14 Oct 2009
Counterfeit goods estimated to be worth up to £10 million has been recovered by Redbridge Council's Trading Standards team. Fake designer labelled handbags, clothing and jewellery were seized in a storage warehouse in Gants Hill in an operation paid for by a leading designer clothing brand.
9 Oct 2009
TSI response (PDF 75.7KB). TSI urges the FSA to look at alternative enforcement strategies for food standards work as the options available at present (written warnings/prosecution) are restrictive for both regulators and business  
9 Oct 2009
A scam mail campaign backed by TSI launched on 1 October with an unveiling of the poster at St Pancras International by campaigner Marilyn Baldwin, TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford and the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s deputy director Sharon Lemon.  The poster will be featuring on 1,000 billboards across the country.The two posters at the station are in a very prominent position in full view for Eurostar and underground travellers alike.  The launch received national coverage with Think Jessica’s Marilyn...
9 Oct 2009
TSI response (PDF 75.7KB). Whilst expressing general support for the Food Standards Agency's regulatory work, TSI makes suggestions for improved links with local authority practitioners and calls for greater prominence to consultations affecting the business community in order to enable businesses to be involved in the early stages of changes rather than raising issues once new legislation is in place
9 Oct 2009