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The Trading Standards Institute takes on new responsibilities

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has become the newest member of the Office of Fair Trading's Consumer Protection Partnership (CPP), reflecting its important role within the consumer landscape. 

The CPP (originally called Strategic Intervention Prevention and Enforcement Partnership) was set up by the Government in April 2012 to bring about better coordination,  intelligence sharing and identification of future consumer issues within the consumer protection arena.  Other members include Consumer Focus, Citizens Advice and the Consumer Council.

TSI has an important role in driving business compliance with new responsibilities going live in April 2013 including leading on business education and running the new Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.

TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford said: “We are very pleased to be sitting at the CPP table so that we can directly contribute to making this partnership an effective means to improve consumer protection at a national level, now and in the future.”


Notes for Editors:

For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Irja Howie at TSI press office on 08456089430 / 07780675815 or

More information on the CPP can be found in the BIS Empowering and Protecting Consumers report from April 2012


Trading Standards Institute (TSI)

TSI is a training and membership organisation that has represented the interests of the Trading Standards profession since 1881 nationally and internationally.  We aim to raise the profile of the profession while working towards fairer, better informed and safer consumer and business communities.

TSI’s members are engaged in delivering frontline trading standards services in local authorities and in businesses. @tsi_uk