Consultation responses

TSI response (PDF 123KB). TSI believes that the creation of the Consumer Advocate is both important and timely. We look forward to working with the Consumer Advocate and are confident that our roles will be mutually complementary. 
5 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 129KB). TSI strongly supports the adoption of Option 4 which would leave Regulation 5 unchanged but offer guidance on its application together with step-by-step flow diagrams.
3 Mar 2010
TSI response (PDF 119KB). TSI supports the recommendations made in the Final Report of Lord Justice Jackson's Review of Civil Litigation Costs and welcomes the idea of a small claims track and a fast track (depending upon the monetary value of the claims being made), believing that they will benefit small and medium enterprises taking action.
11 Feb 2010
TSI response (PDF 147KB). TSI regrets that no direct reference to Trading Standards is made in the draft plan and points out that the Consumer Focus predecessor consumer organisations consistently championed the TS service. Indeed, in many ways, Consumer Focus and Trading Standards are striving for the ssame objectives.
9 Feb 2010
TSI response (PDF 131kb). TSI is encouraged to see several references and recognitions of OFT/Trading Standards interdependancy although there are some surprising omissions.
5 Feb 2010
TSI response (PDF 115KB). TSI cites the common interests held by itself and Consumer Focus Wales and states that they would be better served through partnership working.
29 Jan 2010
TSI response (PDF 120KB). A detailed response in which TSI urges the FSA to ensure that any guidance issued provides clarity for all concerned - consumers, trade, and enforcement bodies.
22 Jan 2010
TSI response (PDF 107KB). TSI is of the opinion that the proposal could lead to a lowering of bio-security standards at markets and shows.  
22 Jan 2010
TSI response (PDF 118KB). TSI would like to see PO Boxes and Mail Forwarding Addresses banned from being used as Registered Office Addresses. TSI also calls for more transparency when dealing with accommodation addresses
20 Jan 2010
TSI response (PDF 131KB). TSI would like to see that certain products (for example sub-prime financial products, credit products, age-restricted products) are either heavily controlled or banned from being advertised in this manner.
8 Jan 2010