TSI response (110 KB). TSI is supportive of the proposed changes and is pleased to note that African Horse Sickness has been added to the list of diseases for which the plan will be invoked 
21 Sep 2009
Ninety-four per cent of consumers and businesses are 'satisfied' with the overall level of service provided by Powys County Council’s Trading Standards Service, according to a survey.News of the results of Powys trading standards work came out during National Consumer Week which had the theme of 'Know your Consumer Rights' with events throughout the United Kingdom.The survey was conducted among consumers who had received advice from trading standards staff to resolve a dispute and businesses which trading standards staff visited...
21 Sep 2009
TSI is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new business advice service, business Xpert, part of our expanding content syndication product range. Business and consumer advice maintained by experts is delivered through your own website. The content is automatically added to your website using the latest technologies. Legislation and regulations can be complex, but business Xpert provides quick access to the right information. To find out more, including prices, visit advice ... pass it on!
15 Sep 2009
TSI response (89.8 KB). TSI sees the proposed measures as a positive step towards improving the transparency of the house buying and selling process
10 Sep 2009
TSI response (PDF 107KB). TSI notes the absence of due reference to 'consumers' and 'citizens' in the proposed Strategy. TSI also emphasises the value of local expertise and calls for a link between expertise at national level and that at the local level
28 Aug 2009
The Government's department for culture, media and sport issued a letter on 24 August stating that the Video Recordings Act 1984 is no longer enforceable in UK courts.This follows after it emerged that the then British Government failed to notify the European Commission under the Technical Standards and Regulations Directive of the existence of the new Act.The Directive establishes a 'standstill period' of three months during which member states must notify draft legislation to the Commission and other EU members before it...
25 Aug 2009
A record fine under the Licensing Act has been issued to a former shopkeeper in Enfield after a trading standards crackdown.The former licensee of Costcutters in The Green was ordered to pay over £50,000 in fines and costs for selling alcohol to underage customers.Mohammed Salim pleaded guilty to all 19 charges of trading in breach of some of the conditions on his premises' licence - already in 2007 Mr Salim had pleaded guilty to persistently selling alcohol to minors through...
21 Aug 2009
The Brand Protection Show on 16 - 17 September 2009 highlights how brands can be protected from counterfeiters, IP thieves, grey market traders and cyber-criminals.The programme of 35 seminars will include leading brand owners explaining how they have successfully managed the threats of counterfeiters, parallelers, cyber squatters and copycats.The event, featuring 80 exhibitors, is sponsored by Hammersmith & Fulham trading standards and takes place at London's Olympia. To find out more and to register for a free admission visit
13 Aug 2009
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Trading Standards Institute conference competition is Jonathan Harris, from Dorset Trading Standards. He has won £100 after correctly answering the competition question at the Brighton Conference in June: How much do you think a year's subscription to ts broadcast will cost?The answer was £780 + VAT. If you would like to find out more about ts broadcast please visit or contact our sales and development executive on 0845 6089421. Congratulations Jonathan!
13 Aug 2009