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.

Edward Davey MP addressed the delegates of the 2011 Year Ahead conference on the budget cuts that services are being asked to contemplate. Via a video recorded message the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs expressed his support...
10 Feb 2011
200 delegates came together at the annual Year Ahead conference on Thursday 10 February to hear a number of key speakers address the crucial issues facing regulatory services. Speakers from Government and business will challenge the concerns arising from the current...
10 Feb 2011
Better protection for UK holiday-makers on its way as the new Timeshare Directive is implementedConsumers across the UK are set to benefit from greater protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, or timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, canal boats,...
1 Feb 2011
This month saw the tenth anniversary of the foot and mouth epidemic which broke out in February 2001, and cost the economy £8 billion. Since then the UK has dealt with smaller outbreaks of the disease, as well as major influenzas....
1 Feb 2011
Thursday 27 January was a momentous occasion for Ron Gainsford, Chief Executive of the Trading Standards Institute, as he received his OBE at Buckingham Palace from HRH The Prince of Wales.Ron has been a member of TSI for almost 40...
28 Jan 2011