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.

Ahead of budget cuts in most local authorities the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has published A Manifesto for Trading Standards to raise awareness of the far reaching work done by the profession, alerting decision makers to think twice before cutting...
31 Mar 2010
Trading standards across the country are reporting complaints of companies scaring consumers into accepting a free burglar alarm which then ties the victim to a contract costing thousands of pounds.The Trading Standards Institute is urging consumers to say no to...
8 Mar 2010
New funding and initiatives were announced by the Consumer Minister in his key note speech, opening the first joint regulatory services Year Ahead conference with  a bang.Promises from last summer’s Consumer White Paper are beginning to take shape as Kevin...
15 Feb 2010
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is calling for No Cold Calling Zones (NCCZs) to be strengthened after figures from across the country show that some doorstep sellers won’t take no for an answer.Although an average of 78 per cent of...
11 Feb 2010
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is being joined by Andy Foster who takes the new role of Operations Director at TSI on Monday 8 February.TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford said: ‘This is a great development for TSI and I know...
5 Feb 2010