Consultation responses

TSI response (PDF 182KB). A detailed response to the proposed provisions. 
30 Jan 2015
TSI response (PDF 374KB). TSI fully supports the proposal to make local authority trading standards responsible for the enforcement of the proposed legislation in terms of achieving a consistent approach to age restricted products. TSI would, however, draw attention to the severe reduction in resources (40% budget cuts and 45% staff cuts since 2010 despite trading standards enforcing over 250 pieces of legislation).   
26 Jan 2015
TSI response (PDF 75.4KB). TSI agrees with the CAP proposals to remove its distance selling rules which relate to pre-contractual information and post-contractual matters. TSI does, however, stress the importance of CAP taking account of guidance produced by the EC, BIS and TSI concerning compliance with the Consumer Contracts etc Regulations of 2013.
13 Jan 2015
TSI response (PDF 74.3KB). TSI agrees with the BCAP proposals to remove its distance selling rules which relate to pre-contractual information and post-contractual matters. TSI does, however, stress the importance of BCAP taking account of guidance produced by the EC, BIS and TSI concerning compliance with the Consumer Contracts etc Regulations of 2013.
13 Jan 2015
TSI response (PDF 197KB). Although local authorities (and hence trading standards services) are outside the scope of this duty, one of their partner organisations, the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), IS within its scope. TSI has no issue with this but queries the further inclusion of Assay Offices within the scope of the duty.
9 Jan 2015
TSI response (PDF 253KB). TSI broadly agrees with the advice the CMA proposes to offer to UK higher education providers but identifies some omissions.
18 Dec 2014
TSI response (PDF 77.3KB). TSI has no objections to the proposed changes.
12 Dec 2014
TSI response (PDF 173KB). TSI welcomes this consolidation of existing regulations into two statutory instruments. TSI regrets, however, that the opportunity has not been taken to clarify officers' powers in respect of feed business establishments which act as traders without holding any feed products on their premises.  
9 Dec 2014
TSI response (PDF 173KB). TSI suggests that the omission of trading standards officers from this proposed licensing regime reflects a failure to recognise their role in the enforcement of age-restricted sales legislation and in the licensing objective Protection of Children from Harm. TSI also notes the lack of reference to under-age sales. TSI recognises the benefits of the proposal for small businesses but calls for clear limits for the quantity and frequency of the supply of alcohol to ensure that it is genuinely ancillary to the business and to maintain a clear distinction between these and other licensed premises.  
9 Dec 2014
TSI response (PDF 353KB). TSI response to the consultation "Proposal to lower the legal threshold for enforcement of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 ("PECR"), for regulations 19-24, to tackle unsolicited direct marketing calls and SMS text messages". TSI believes that so-called nuisance calls are a conduit for serious and organised crime, negligent business activity, and aggressive trading practices to target consumers, especially the vulnerable. TSI believes that the threshold for enforcement of the regulations should be lowered - indeed, some have suggested that it should be removed altogether. 
3 Dec 2014