Consultation responses

TSI response (PDF 314KB). TSI has submitted a detailed 30-page response. The Institute suggests that, for consumers, it would be sufficient to have just Sale and Conditional Sale, together with clear rights of redress for when things go wrong and consistant third party rights. This would not affect service contract or hire contracts.
5 Oct 2012
TSI response (PDF 135KB). TSI believes that the proposals are an appropriate response to the review of the existing rules and industry practice.
3 Oct 2012
TSI response (PDF 48.9KB). TSI reminds the EC that consumers remain concerned about the safety of shopping online across European borders. TSI welcomes harmonisation as a means of clarifying consumer rights and business responsibilities. TSI is proud to host the UK European Consumer Centre and European Consumer Centre for Services, believing that such services are vital to the encouragement of cross-border purchases.  
7 Sep 2012
TSI response (PDF 137KB). In general terms TSI is supportive of attempts like midata which aim to facilitate consumer behaviour which better serves their interests. TSI would welcome closer engagement with the project team involved with midata so we can help shape the project to a successful conclusion. 
7 Sep 2012
TSI response (PDF 111KB). TSI believes that consumer safety and food production go hand-in-hand and that science-based controls are needed. If the proposals being made are risk-based, proportionate, and allow the rest of the supply chain to operate effectively, then TSI is in favour. 
6 Sep 2012
TSI response (PDF 50.7KB). TSI agrees with the suggested guidance, but would like to be reassured that the robustness of the technical reasons for these tolerances has been constructively challenged and that the tolerances are the best that can be achieved.
4 Sep 2012
TSI response (PDF 241KB). TSI believes that, in contrast to letting agents, the estate agent sector operates well as a result of the regulatory structure which provides confidence and certainty to those operating within it and using it. It would be very disappointing to see this well-functioning sector ruined for honest operators and consumers just because some businesses don't want to abide by the same legislation that their competitors have been quite happy to comply with for years.
10 Aug 2012
TSI response (PDF 323KB). TSI believes that standardisation of tobacco packaging is an appropriate and proportionate resopnse to a major population harm. At the heart of this consultation is the cast iron evidence that of the harms of tobacco. This evidence is so strong - and the impact of tobacco so great - that any interventions that will reduce this harm should, where possible, be embraced. 
10 Aug 2012
TSI response (PDF 139KB). TSI believes that greater consistency in UK front-of-pack labelling will be of great benefit to consumers, both in terms of increased consumer understanding and ease of finding information they are looking for. TSI will offer what relevant support it can in achieving this. 
6 Aug 2012