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.

Recently gathered research from Ofcom shows that UK consumers are the highest spenders in Europe when it comes to shopping online. With this in mind, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) would like to remind consumers about the potential risks involved....
8 Dec 2010
The Trading Standards Institute’s President, Baroness Crawley, spoke about how consumers must not be left less safe and more vulnerable because of changes in responsibilities through the Public Bodies Bill. At the second reading of the Bill, which took place...
29 Nov 2010
TSI President Baroness Crawley has written to the leaders of every council in England, Wales and Scotland expressing concern about the effect of the comprehensive spending review on the trading standards service.In her letter Baroness Crawley said that the Trading...
29 Nov 2010
With the increase in VAT taking effect in January 2011, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is advising consumers to be wary of companies advertising ‘pay now and save on the VAT increase’.It might seem tempting to go for the money-saving...
23 Nov 2010
Southampton Trading Standards Press ReleaseTwo former students from a Southampton university have been found guilty of ripping off consumers across the country by selling fake tickets to some of the UK’s biggest music festivals.Dale Richard Frost and David Labi Martins,...
28 Sep 2010