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We are pleased to announce that we have extended our website backup and analysis package to include our newest content syndication system.The counters that track a leaflet's popularity now include those documents included as part of the custom advice pack delivered using the iframe version of ts broadcast.As well as visitor statistics, you will find that the backup of all our syndicated content helps you take control in a business continuity situation.Take a look at our website analysis and backup...
20 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 245KB). TSI is on record as being a continuous advocate for RIPA-regulated application of covert investigatory techniques by local authority trading standards services and professionals
17 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 105KB). A detailed response to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consultation
17 Jul 2009
David Sanders, senior trading standards officer at the Vale of Glamorgan, has joined the long line of distinguished chairmen The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has had since it was formed in 1892.He has been elected to take over from Peter Denard, head of trading standards at Surrey County Council, who flew the flag for better leadership across the trading standards services during his successful year in office. Mr Sanders will be focusing in his new post on the theme of...
14 Jul 2009
Continuous update and improvement is key to keeping your ts-community website fresh and inviting to visitors.We here at TSI are keen to help where we can, which is why we've just updated all ts-community news and advice pages, improving the speed at which they load and embedding title information to improve accessibility.If you're a ts-community subscriber, please ensure that you refresh local copies of your website if you have them or wait until your next website analysis and backup CD...
13 Jul 2009
As the scheduled date of the first Michael Jackson concert looms, the legal rights ticket holders have to get their money back not only for the concert tickets, but in some cases travel and accommodation too, are highlighted by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI). Paul Miloseski-Reid, principal trading standards officer in Richmond - home authority for eBay and PayPal - has been working with both companies to clarify and confirm the legal rights for consumers who bought their tickets from...
10 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 104KB). TSI favours an option not mentioned in the Consultation Paper - a binding instrument establishing a detailed harmonised EU-wide judicial collective redress mechanism including collective ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
3 Jul 2009
The Trading Standards Institute has welcomed the Government's consumer White Paper, saying it contained several measures that would boost consumer confidence in difficult times.However, TSI are calling for even tougher action on several issues, including product safety.'The "consumer advocate" proposal is really good news because it should help to foster a healthy balance between consumers and businesses,' said Ron Gainsford, chief executive of TSI.'But we do hope that the advocate will be a high profile person with attitude, someone people...
2 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 92.7KB). TSI states that FAWC has made a major contribution to improving farm animal welfare in GB and could play an important role in the future
1 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 114KB). TSI supports the general principle of an independent body, but expresses a number of concerns on the proposals as set out in the consultation document
30 Jun 2009