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 UK European Consumer Centre is urging UK visitors to Europe to add an 11th key of ‘doing your homework’ to the ’10 Keys to Happier Living’ launched last month by the movement Action for Happiness.The UK ECC is telling...
10 May 2011
On 9 May 1881 around 30 independent weights and measures inspectors, and a small number of scale manufacturers, came together for the first meeting of the British Association of Inspectors of Weights and Measures in Manchester. At the same time...
4 May 2011
Consumer Minister Edward Davey announced, on Wednesday 13 April, a new approach that aims to give more power to consumers.Empowered consumers drive and shape markets as the barriers to switching goods and services become smaller, resulting in businesses that have to...
13 Apr 2011
On Friday 1 April a 21 month old boy died after he was strangled by the nylon cord of a blind hanging next to his cot.If you're a parent or know someone who has children who has blinds in their home...
7 Apr 2011
The Trading Standards Institute congratulates the Government for deciding to go ahead with legislation to prohibit retail premises from having tobacco displays. The announcement was included in the national Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A Tobacco Control Plan for England which...
9 Mar 2011