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.

21% of adults in England still smoke Decline in smoking levels has slowed down and 21% of adults in England still smoke, according to headline results of the Tobacco Control Survey released exclusively at Trading Standards Institute Conference in Bournemouth...
23 Jun 2011
A team of pupils from Portsmouth Grammar school have been crowned Young Consumers of the Year at a top national quiz competition in Bournemouth.They beat off competition from across the country to take home the coveted title and the top...
23 Jun 2011
The message that ‘Conmen have never had it so good’ was the stark reality spelt out at the launch session – ‘Desperate times, desperate consumers’ – at the annual Trading Standards Institute Conference in Bournemouth this week.Gillian Guy, Chief Executive...
23 Jun 2011
Derek Allen, Executive Director of Local Government Regulation (LGR), has been recognised for his commitment and service to local government and trading standards by being made an Honorary Member of the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).Having trained as an Environmental Health...
23 Jun 2011
When Craig McClue, Authorised Officer for South Ayrshire Trading Standards Service, was approached by Strathclyde Police in November 2009 regarding a local retailer selling suspected mephodrone, otherwise known as ‘Moonshine’, his immediate action led to the successful prosecution of two...
23 Jun 2011