TSI response (PDF 268KB). TSI and ACTSO broadly welcome the Bill. They restricted their joint response to the implications concerning the proposed changes in Powers of Entry. 
27 Aug 2013
TSI response (PDF 177KB). This TSI response has been composed by the TSI Lead Officer for Petroleum and Explosives who is a member of the HSE Legislation Review Process. He states that the draft Approved Code of Practice and associated guidance is generally sufficiently clear to comply with, but with a few reservations which are enumerated in the response.
21 Aug 2013
Small mobile phones, designed to look like car key fobs, has sparked safety fears and conerns that they could be used by prisoners, due to the low metal content and small size.In an article published by the BBC (, the government revealed it has been working with the National Trading Standards Board's e-Crime Centre and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) to combat this situation.The NTSB's eCrime Centre is working with the Serious Organised Crime Agency because we are concerned...
21 Aug 2013
Tesco has been fined £300,000 for misleading customers after falsely claiming strawberries on sale were half priced.Birmingham trading standards officers investigated the claim made by a member of the public, and concluded that the strawberries were sold at the "discounted" price for a longer period of time than the time spent at the "full" price.  Read more here:
20 Aug 2013
A 43 year old man who operated as a loan shark, has been sentenced to eight months in prison following an investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team.Kevin Renford, of Albert Road in Handsworth was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court today after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to illegal money lending and possession of criminal property.Renford ran the illegal business from February 2008 to the point of his arrest in November 2012.  When officers from the England Illegal...
19 Aug 2013
TSI response (PDF 220KB). TSI calls for a single licensing body for all holiday and travel providers and a single body providing holiday protection. These steps would make matters much simpler for consumers.  
15 Aug 2013
A rogue window salesman who targeted elderly people on their own doorsteps by aggressively pressuring them into agreeing to have work done has been jailed. Ismail Pandor, 43, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire today pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to five counts of engaging in unfair commercial practices - three of which were aggressive. Two of the offences in early 2012 were committed in Ulverston with the others taking place in Barrow, Broughton-in-Furness and Bootle.Pandor was working for a company called Eco...
13 Aug 2013
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has become the first property organisation to have a Code of Practice approved by The Trading Standard Institute (TSI) under their Consumer Code Approval Scheme.TPO has also become the largest organisation to be accredited by the Consumer Code Approval Scheme since its launch after TSI officially approved its Sales Code, which nearly 12,000 sales agents have signed up to.As the largest property ombudsman scheme in the UK, TPO has more than 22,000 registered agents and the...
12 Aug 2013
TSI response (PDF 126KB).TSI confines its response to citizenship education in schools, describing the crucial role that preparation for entering a team in the annual Young Consumers of the Year and Consumer Challenge Quiz can have in preparing pupils to become informed, confident citizens of tomorrow and discussing the need for financial education to start in primary schools.
8 Aug 2013
TSI response (PDF 119KB). TSI recognises that there are significant advantages in the industry taking the lead in drafting guidance, but is concerned that the guidance must be approved and endorsed by Government / regulators to avoid multiple sets of guidance leading to confusion of animal keepers and compromising enforcement.   
8 Aug 2013