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.

The Trading standard Institute (TSI) has welcomed the announcement that the Government will review the UK's laws and enforcement against new psychoactive substances (NPS).TSI's joint lead officer for health, Sharon Sawyers said: "It is promising to see that the issue of NPS...
12 Dec 2013
Trading Standards Institute's (TSI) services director Phil Owen has been appointed to the board of the Product Safety and Enforcement Forum of Europe (PROSAFE) putting TSI and the UK at the forefront of European product safety. PROSAFE brings together market surveillance...
2 Dec 2013
This holiday season, the National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) and consumer minister Jo Swinson, are warning consumers to watch out for 12 shopping and contract scams. Ranging from car-clocking to fake charities to counterfeit goods, consumers need to be aware of...
29 Nov 2013
The National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have reached an agreement that trading standards will serve as ASA's legal backdrop. This means the ASA can refer non-broadcast advertisers who continue to break the rules on...
21 Nov 2013
A father and son who were convicted of operating as loan sharks have been ordered to pay back all of their available assets to the courts, following a financial investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, working in partnership...
20 Nov 2013