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.

Three quarters of people feel unsafe when shopping online, according to a new survey into e-commerce conducted by the Trading Standards Institute.More than half (63%) fear their card or bank details will get stolen, a tenth (10%) worry their item...
21 Sep 2010
Charles Milne of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Scotland has offered a stout repost to the MEPs' rejection of the colour coding system. Speaking at the Trading Standards Institute annual conference held in Edinburgh this week, he said: "The evidence...
18 Jun 2010
The introduction of an ID system that would revolutionise online shopping and give Royal Mail a new lease of life received widespread support at Trading Standards Institute’s Conference in Edinburgh.The scheme would see every citizen with a trusted and secure...
17 Jun 2010
The clever creativity of Ashleigh Beattie, Chelsea Esplin and Mhairi Robertson from Cathkin High School, South Lanarkshire has been rewarded with the top prize in a national competition to design toys which are fun - but also safe.Cathkin High School’s...
17 Jun 2010
Pupils from Oxfordshire are celebrating after they emerged victorious at a national consumer knowledge quiz for children with learning difficulties.The team of four from Woodeaton Manor School won the Consumer Challenge Quiz national final, held at the Trading Standards Institute...
17 Jun 2010