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.

A team from Kent beat off tough competition from schools from eight regions to become Young Consumers of the Year 2010. The four boys won the title at the Trading Standards Institute’s Conference in Edinburgh today, taking home the College of...
17 Jun 2010
Trading standards tools to combat underage drinking must be safeguarded to combat societal issue of underage drinking.  The importance of trading standards retaining the right tools to combat underage drinking was highlighted at the Trading Standards Institute’s Conference in Edinburgh.The...
17 Jun 2010
A police officer whose work has had a major impact on the community has been hailed a hero for helping to protect vulnerable people from doorstep crime and prevent problems related to age-restricted sales such as under-age drinking, substance misuse,...
17 Jun 2010
A courageous family whose elderly widowed mother was tricked out of her life savings of more than £272,000 just before she died of cancer, have channelled their grief into a campaign to highlight doorstep crime.Despite having to deal with the...
17 Jun 2010
Paisley school girl Caitlin Fletcher turned into a star witness for trading standards when she was called upon to give evidence in a difficult court case.Caitlin, 16, has been helping trading standards as a test purchaser for two years to...
17 Jun 2010