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.

It was reported that Boxing Day sales hit a record high with around 5 million people buying products online, spending an estimated £153 million. But a survey carried out by the Trading Standards Institute revealed confusion around buying goods in...
5 Jan 2011
The Trading Standards Institute is delighted with the announcement that the Government will continue to fund the Illegal Money Lending (IML) and Scambuster teams at approximately the same level as in 2010, £5.2m and £3.2m respectively.    The announcement by the...
4 Jan 2011
Elisabetta Sciallis, Legal Advisor for the UK European Consumer Centre, hosted by the Trading Standards Institute says: “When consumers buy presents online at Christmas time and have expressly agreed that the goods must be delivered before or on a particular...
23 Dec 2010
Press release from Motor CodesMotor Codes has appointed Ron Gainsford OBE, Chief Executive of Trading Standards Institute (TSI), as Chairman of the Independent Compliance Assessment Panel (ICAP).ICAP supervises the work of Motor Codes as part of government requirements for Motor...
20 Dec 2010
Ron Gainsford, Chief Executive for the Trading Standards Institute, has responded to the Localism Bill which was published yesterday (13.12.10). He said: 'Power is being placed by the Coalition Government with local government through the Localism Bill, but greater power...
14 Dec 2010