TSI response (PDF 122KB). A wide-ranging response in which TSI highlights the online sale of alcohol to the underaged and would welcome the opportunity to contribute its expertise to the production of a robust and manageable system in this area 
5 Aug 2009
TSI response (PDF 55.4KB). TSI welcomes this already massive and impressive piece of work and confines its comments to paragraphs 2.5 and 2.6 on page 261 which pertain to unfair commercial practices
31 Jul 2009
TSI chief executive Ron Gainsford Motor was invited to speak at the launch of a new 'one stop shop' website and advice line, covering all three Motor Industry Codes, earlier this month.Mr Gainsford's comments in support of the Motor Codes and the OFT's inquiry into the used car market have since been picked up by major motor trade publications.Read the reports in Motor Trader and Car Dealer Magazine
22 Jul 2009
TSI response (PDF 90.3KB). TSI believes that the controls currently in place in the UK have been effective in keeping the country rabies-free but acknowledges the consequences should the EU choose to take action against the UK for not meeting EU rules
20 Jul 2009
The Trading Standards Institute has launched its biggest ever survey to find out how well-briefed businesses are on the rights of their customers.The online survey - open to thousands of businesses throughout the UK - aims to discover whether there is anything more that could be done to support traders in making sure they provide a fair deal to consumers.Ron Gainsford, chief executive of TSI, said: ‘We are very keen to make sure that UK businesses and their staff are...
20 Jul 2009
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