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.

As the shopping frenzy is gathering pace ahead of Christmas, industry, trading standards and the government has joined forces to warn consumers of the various dangers posed by fake products.In this difficult economic climate money is tight for many of...
9 Dec 2009
With the festive season upon us many of us are already eying up the Christmas menus in anticipation – but how much is your choice influenced by descriptions that may not be all they seem?The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has...
2 Dec 2009
An urgent appeal has been issued today to thousands of consumers who remain at risk from potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes despite concerted efforts by the manufacturer and trading standards to reach them.Earlier this year it emerged...
5 Nov 2009
As the days are getting colder and many of us are turning to our central heating the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is urging consumers to take care should they need to find a handyman to fix their boiler.Brian Smith, TSI’s...
29 Oct 2009
As the price of gold reaches an all time high TSI is warning consumers interested in selling their jewellery to shop around amidst mounting reports of scams across the country.Selling gold jewellery to make ends meet in this recession is...
9 Oct 2009