Consultation responses

TSI response (PDF 120KB). TSI calls for a very much shorter simpler document outlining the fundamental issues and signposting where more details are available would be more useful for SMEs and the regulators to whom they will be turning for advice.
23 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 132KB). Local authority Trading Standards Officers currently enforce the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925.
22 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 219KB). A detailed response including an analysis of consumer complaints concerning air travel. TSI is disappointed that this consultation was not widened to ensure that the provision of financial protection was extended to those consumers who buy flight tickets only.
18 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 104KB). TSI estimates that the administrative costs to local authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland of implementing European Animal Health and Welfare legislation is approximately £20 million. TSI also states that it believes that local authority Trading Standards Officers are best placed to deliver compliance as they are based within communities and have a knowledge and understanding of livestock keepers in their areas.
15 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 192KB). TSI calls for a suite of measures: (1) repeal of the Bills of Sale Acts, (2) repeal of the Hire Purchase Act 1964, and (3) recording of car finance agreements as a 'licence condition' under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. The response includes an extended introduction tracing the history behind the current use of Bills of Sale for consumer lending.
11 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 138KB). TSI has been working with the OFT on this draft guidance on compliance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regs 2008 and the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) and the OFT hosted a meeting to take the views of Trading Standards Officers. TSI now responds to the draft guidance line-by-line.
10 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 114KB). TSI supports Defra's preferred option to split the diseases into two groups and introduce a separate Statutory Instrument (SI) for each. TSI notes that the SIs will add to the mountain of Animal Health legislation already in force, much of which could be consolidated.
10 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 123 KB). TSI welcomes this review, citing some imbalances that would be addressed by a revision in fees.
9 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 111KB). TSI shares Defra's concern regarding the possible serious implications should an outbreak of African Horse Sickness occur in the UK. It notes that enforcement will be by local authorities (LAs) and calls upon Defra to provide full practical and financial support to ensure that LAs are equipped to deal with an outbreak.
9 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 118KB). TSI welcomes this initiative to provide consumers with meaningful and reliable information which will potentially mean that consumers can make more informed choices and that businesses offering healthier choices can effectively market their products.
9 Mar 2010