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TSI response (PDF 113KB). Response to an international discussion document aimed at providing a clear path for future action
20 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 136KB). A 12-page response on a subject about which Trading Standards receive an extremely high volume of consumer complaints
19 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 98KB). TSI is pleased to see this discussion document. TSI supports self-regulation that delivers added value to the consumer - good regulation and good enforcement underpin consumer confidence  
15 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 88.6KB). TSI is in full support of the proposals and particularly welcomes the clear indication that targeting of vulnerable members of society is not to be tolerated
15 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 52.7KB). TSI commends Ofgem for providing sensible and robust solutions to the problems experienced by domestic energy users in regard to direct debit arrangements - but TSI would have expected the best practice suggested to have come from within the industry
15 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 97KB). TSI believes that the guidelines are sufficiently clear
8 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 57.1KB). TSI agrees that the most severe detriments in the market should be addressed as quickly as possible
1 May 2009
TSI response (PDF 53.3KB). TSI agrees with the Treasury analysis of the market and also agrees that the current lack of specific regulation is detrimental to consumers
1 May 2009
In the wake of a new consultation on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) TSI stands by its support for all local authority trading standards services and professionals to have access to powers provided by the Act.The Home Office plans to reduce the offences that can be investigated using these powers.  A review of public authorities able to use RIPA powers and proposals to raise the level of authorisation in local authorities will also be included along with a...
28 Apr 2009
An initiative to fight dangerous counterfeit electrical goods has been endorsed by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).Ron Gainsford, TSI chief executive, signed on the dotted line of the Electrical Installation Charter after chairing the Electrical Safety Council's round table debate on counterfeiting on 16 April.The Charter is an agreement that confirms the commitment of all signatories in the fight against the trade in counterfeit electrical products, and the proliferation of products failing to comply with the appropriate standards.Mr Gainsford said:...
28 Apr 2009