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.

Trading standards officers throughout the country will soon have another tool at their disposal to help them identify and deal more effectively with problems at a local, regional and national level.The tool – called the IOM (Integrated Operating Model) -...
19 Jun 2013
The British Hallmarking Council and the four Assay Offices of the UK are delighted to announce North Ayrshire Council as the winners of the Touchstone Award 2013.Being held at the annual Trading Standards Institute's conference in Brighton, this is the...
19 Jun 2013
Hard-hitting measures to clamp down on poor trading practices are to be introduced as part of a new UK-wide scheme to strengthen industry self-regulation.The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is launching its new Consumer Codes Approval Scheme to give customers greater...
18 Jun 2013
Teenagers from 8 schools from across the country are going head to head in the grand final of the Young Consumers of the Year Competition, taking place on Wednesday 18 June at the Trading Standards Institute’s consumer affairs and trading...
17 Jun 2013
Car manufacturers may be adding to the cost of driving by not fitting a spare tyre to their new models.Less than 30% of new cars carry a spare tyre as standard, according to an investigation carried out by Which? magazine....
17 Jun 2013