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.

Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!Operation Rogue Trader 2013National Press releasePolice and partners on the streets to catch rogue tradersAcross the UK, rogue traders and pushy doorstep sellers who use fraud to con vulnerable people into paying for unnecessary or...
25 Apr 2013
On the first anniversary of the ban to display tobacco products in large shops in England a report by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) shows compliance is high.TSI’s tobacco control specialist, Jane MacGregor said the outcome of "The display of...
9 Apr 2013
This month Leon Livermore takes up his role as the new chief executive of the Trading Standards Institute. He joins as the profession continues to evolve in its role at the forefront of providing a service designed to protect economic, trading standards and...
2 Apr 2013
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...
19 Mar 2013
As the fallout from the horse meat scandal continues, the Trading Standards Institutesays that unless the horse identification system is not taken more seriously by the industry and veterinarians, risks to the food chain will continue.While all horses are legally...
28 Feb 2013