Press releases

CTSI's communications team works at a national level for the benefit of a sustainable trading standards service, informed businesses and empowered consumers. 

At local level trading standards matters are dealt with by the council press office.

Please contact us with any national media queries by email pressoffice@tsi.org.uk or by phone

01268 582 240.

Members of the public should contact their local trading standards service or the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 040506.

Parents should exercise caution when buying costumes for their children, following the shocking news of Claudia Winkleman's daughter's accident on 31 October.The warning comes as 32 RAPEX notifications regarding chemical and flammability hazards relating to children's fancy dress costumes have...
6 Nov 2014
More than 12,000 lettings offices registered with the UK’s largest redress scheme have become approved traders under the Trading Standard Institute's (TSI) Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) after The Property Ombudsman scheme’s (TPO) Lettings Code of Practice was given the...
5 Nov 2014
Amateur filmmaker Kevin Turner from Reading has been awarded £1,000 and ministerial praise after winning the Trading Standards Institute's (TSI) 'Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders' video competition.The competition was sponsored by the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) and the Institute...
3 Nov 2014
As this year’s National Consumer Week kicks off, consumer protection bodies are calling on everyone to be on the lookout and step in to protect older and vulnerable people from ruthless criminals who target them on their own doorsteps. With at...
3 Nov 2014
Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson says TSI’s new Business Companion website, which is a free easy to use legal guidance resource, is ‘invaluable’ to businesses.Providing businesses with an important online resource, Business Companion is a tool designed to help business owners...
22 Oct 2014